Modern meets ancient in a contemporary design apartment

Posted on 16/07/2012 Author: . Under: Architecture, Interior Design

Modern meets ancient in a contemporary design apartment

Apartment by Pitsou Kedem Architects


The Jaffa Apartment is set in a very old building situated in the old harbor of Tel Aviv, Israel. It looks to the Mediterranean Sea and has preserved the atmosphere of the old city within its walls. Pitsou Kedem Architects studio manages to renovate the space and turn it into a contemporary design apartment without losing the authentic sense of its ancient environment.

Contemporary patio furniture on the terrace of an old building

Jaffa-Apartment-Tel Aviv-seaside-view

The idea of the project includes restoring some parts of the old building that are in bad condition and bringing them back to life as part of the apartment’s interior design. Those elements are the stone walls, the arches in the openings and the segmented ceilings. The newly renovated and clean environment sets the base to transform the place into a contemporary design apartment. This is the most delicate part of the project as it requires careful matching of the furniture, colors and materials for the new interior. All those elements should be integrated into the ancient space without dominating its nature. The result turns out very natural and the contemporary design apartment manages to combine both features of modern and old time design.

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