A modern duplex house located in a small neighborhood north of Tel-Aviv, Israel, resides two families of close friends. Both are well attuned to modern architecture as owners of construction technology solutions businesses.
Axelrod Architects is a design-oriented, comprehensive architectural firm that creates distinctive residences, institutional and commercial buildings and interiors, in the modernist style. The firm is known for its attentiveness to fine detailing, honest expression of materials, and clean, simple forms. The timeless, serene, and minimalist designs of Axelrod Architects evoke a sense of quiet power without being overpowering.
Irit Axelrod is the founder and principal of Axelrod Architects (Israel) and Axelrod Design (US), with offices in Tel Aviv and San Francisco. She graduated from the Faculty of Architecture in the Technion/ Israeli Institute of Technology (1993). Irit Axelrod is an International Assc. AIA member and LEED© AP Certified.
The Oakland Hills house was built originally in 1939, the house renovation aimed to update the property by creating a modern, spacious interior, without expanding its original footprint. The two-level house is perched on a hillside lot, overlooking Oakland and the San Francisco East Bay.
The Black Core House espouses the firm’s Principal Irit Axelrod’s modern visual language, influenced by numerous International Style and Bauhaus buildings found in modern Tel Aviv. This design influence runs deep in all her projects.