An Urban Refuge
Baranowitz + Kronenberg reveals texturally rich interiors for 47-square-metre dwelling in Tel Aviv.
A sense of escapism reawakens former Art Deco apartment
Situated in one of Tel Aviv’s finest Art Deco buildings in the vibrant Levontin neighborhood, the compact residence has been the subject of an exceptional architectural redesign by B+K, creating a one-bedroom apartment that blends functionality, creativity, and tranquility.
Envisioned as a working space that is designed as an extension of the home, the apartment is conceived in a continuous palette of Douglas-Fir wood, instilling a sense of warmth and refuge from the outside world. Its unified presence and biophilic design aims to evoke a yearning to be lost in nature even when it is physically out of reach. The luminous hues and inherent ridges of the Douglas-Fir wood radiate a calming yet invigorating energy, and offers a refined backdrop for art and furniture curation.
For the design concept, B+K undertook a fascinating exploration of cave dwellings and created a space characterised not only by continuity, boundless materials, but also in moments of discovery and surprise. The apartment unfolds in an ‘L’ shaped sequence, where each space seamlessly blends and flows together to create one identity throughout. Pushing the boundaries of residential design showcases the studio’s commitment to innovation and their ability to create spaces that transcend conventional norms.
CREATIVE DIRECTORS: IRENE KRONENBERG AND ALON BARANOWITZ
PROJECT LEADER: SAPIR YEHIEL
LIGHTING DESIGN: RTLD
PHOTOGRAPHER: AMIT GERON