A design-enthusiast couple, who share their time between Israel and Europe, acquired a 200-m2 apartment in Kiryat Ono, a satellite town of Tel Aviv. The apartment was built on the top floor of an extension to an existing building, as part of the national plan for urban renewal “Tama 38”. Following its acquisition, the indoor spaces were re-designed by Erez Shani Architecture in order to comply with the couple’s needs. The chosen design style asked to introduce European modernism with contemporary Israeli design, using industrial materials which make a dominant – yet neutral and minimalist – background to the unique furniture and accessories brought from Switzerland. The entire apartment was paved with polished concrete, and the kitchen was manufactured from all white-colored carpentry, with one dominant façade of an olive-tree veneer. Photography by tal nisim.
Apartamento KT is a project designed by Schuchovski Arquitetura. Comfort and practicality were guiding aspects for the interior design of this 140m2 apartment located in the Ecoville district, in Curitiba. Developed for customers who enjoy spending time at home and gathering family and friends, the light tones and natural finishes such as travertine and wood were chosen to create a bright and welcoming environment, in a contemporary and sophisticated atmosphere. Photography by Eduardo Macarios.
Eola Hills Residence is a project designed by Ueda Studio. The home’s location, atop the Eola hills near Salem, Oregon, boasts views of mountains and the city of Salem to the east, and rolling hills and wine country to the west. When low clouds descend over the valley in the morning, the house appears to be on top of the world. The client’s brief was simple, create a comfortable home for their family (a couple with two young children and two German Shepherds), that takes advantage of the site’s spectacular views and that serves as refuge from work life—a home that balance a sense of retreat with functionality and durability. Photography by Kevin Scott.
Brosh Architects required an additional office space for expansion of the office. After a long search to find rental space in central London, Its owner, Lior Brosh, decided to take the cost of monthly office rental along with the time and money spent on commuting to build the Brosh Architects studio at the far end of the Garden. Photography by Ollie Hammick.
The original owner of this single story terrace in Paddington lived here for 40 years. It was sold in an untouched condition to a property developer. The developer approached Nathalie Scipioni Architects initially with the intention of knocking down and rebuilding the property. However, this wasn’t going to be possible because the terrace was located in a conservation area. Photography by Justin Macintosh.
Belle Meade is a project designed by SDH Studio Architecture + Design. Located in the heart of Miami, this project was developed in a narrow lot overlooking the waterway, resulting in a one-story H-shaped layout with four wings that merge into a central gathering area. It is an incredible oasis in which no matter where you are in the house, you are surrounded by beautiful views. Photography by kris tamburello.
Bat Galim Duplex is a project designed by Erez Shani Architecture. The Duplex apartment is an “up-side down” layout. The Lower and entrance floor, consists of three bedroom suites , whereas the Master Suite is designed to have the ability to transform into a loft like open space which connects to the entrance hall/family room.
The upper rooftop floor consists of all of the public amenities of the apartment, and an 80 sqm rooftop terrace which overlooks the coast, Mount Carmel, and the port of the City of Haifa. Floor to ceiling windows on the top floor allow for the optimization of varied views from the apartment , and allow for flexible connectivity between the indoor and outdoor spaces. Photography by tal nisim
Spirit of Jaffa is a project designed by Keren Niv Toledano. “The couple bought the apartment as a shell with the aim of converting it into a holiday apartment to be used during holidays, festivals and weekends”, recalls Ms. Niv Toledano. “Originally, it was planned as a 5-room apartment, but we converted it into a 4-room apartment to create a large, spacious public space. For an almost direct connection with the spectacular view from outside, we replaced the standard planned kitchen window with panoramic window. As part of planning the apartment infrastructure, all layers were addressed and now it includes the most advanced systems such as underfloor heating, sophisticated air-conditioning systems, smart electricity, security and alarms, sound and audiovisual system, and more”.
The property designed by Karen Maimon was stripped down to the wall studs and completely renovated. “We gutted and replaced the entire interior. We also added a loft and upgraded the basement that is now used as an office and a guest room”, explains Maimon. “In addition, we completely redesigned the garden, where we created little beauty spots as well as a tree house”.
Tengoku Residence is a project designed by CLB Architects. Injecting a dose of mid-century California modernism to the Rocky Mountain West, Tengoku Residence embraces the natural terrain of Jackson Hole in an unexpectedly modern way. Diverging from the mountain modern style typical of the region, the design of the 4,739-square-foot vacation home was inspired by the owner couple’s shared love of Japanese Zen gardens and mid-century modern design, as well as their backgrounds living in California and Hawaii. The resulting four-bedroom home is oriented around a series of three internal courtyards offering intimate views of single aspen trees, complementing the home’s sweeping, northwest views of the Tetons and a nearby pond, creating a setting the owner’s call Tengoku, the Japanese word for heaven. Photography by Matthew Millman (winter) John Ellis (summer).