The careful planning of all the spaces included in a house or apartment is one of the most important steps. Sure, modifications can be done during a future renovation and the home would evolve with time and together with its owners. This apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel can show us this part of the transformation.
There’s a clear division between the public and private spacesThe living room has a black wall unit with a built-in TV
The apartment was redesigned in 2016 by RUST Architects, a young design studio always seeking to find the perfect combination of comfort and function, blending creativity with culture and with the reality of the specific site conditions. The apartment they designed in Tel Aviv measures 165 square meters and it’s been extended to include a new public area.
The unit wraps around the corner linking the space to the entranceThe living space and dining area share the same floor plan
The family apartment now has two dividable public spaces. A large social space is connected to the kitchen, the dining area and a cozy reading space. These spaces form the social zone. The private zone includes the bedrooms and bathrooms. The two are separated by a hallway and a large wooden door with acoustic insulation.
The kitchen is open as well, featuring a small corner barIndustrial pendant lamps complement the kitchen counterAll the furniture in the apartment is custom made
One of the spaces is multifunctional. It could function either as a family room, as a recreational space for the kids but also as a home office or library. It has a small workspace with a shelf desk and two chairs and a small and comfortable sofa.
The palette of materials and colors used throughout is diverseThe private spaces form a separate zone along a hallway
All the furniture in the apartment is custom made. This means it’s been perfectly adapted to the space and to the needs of the clients. One of the most notable features is the black unit in the living room. It conceals all the media equipment and it also continues around the corner integrating a storage unit for the entrance.
One of the rooms could serve as a home office but also as a children’s roomA small corner area features a wall-mounted shelf desk
Everything else is custom-made as well. This includes the furniture in the dining room, the kitchen, the divider between the two spaces as well as the minimalist workspace area you see here.
Strategically positioned windows and openings bring light into the spacesThe bathroom is bright and open thanks to the color palette and windows
In the case of the open floor plan spaces, the functions are not differentiated through walls or dividers. Instead, the designers used a palette of diverse materials and colors to ensure that. Also, the materials and colors were strategically chosne for each type of space.
Although the vanity is large enough for two sinks, only one was placed at its centerThe bathroom door is unusually narrow