The owner, a single urban man who lives in Tel Aviv, has found a 35 sqm apartment in southern Tel Aviv. The apartment at the time of purchase was suitable for the budget however the property was seedy and uninhabitable.
Bila Wabi Sabi is our no ordinary project because it embraces one of cult Japanese philosophies called ‘wabi-sabi’, or ‘imperfect beauty’. Its calm white (‘bila’ means that clean color) interior contrasts with a bustling city outside.
The project consists of the interior reform of a former gatekeeper residence, located on the roof of a building in the Barcelona district Gracia. Enjoying a privileged location overlooking the neighboring buildings and surrounded by a large terrace, this apartment showed serious deficiencies such as its small size of 38 m2.
Architect Brad Swartz redefined what a small apartment could achieve with the refurbishment project on his tiny space in Darlinghurst. This 27 square metre apartment is designed to comfortably accommodate a couple.
The owners of an old high-ceilinged typical parisian style workshop asked FREAKS to design a punctual living space that could evolve according to their different activities all through the day. FREAKS freearchitects turned the old workshop into a minimal and flexible flat, called La Tournette.
The client bought a tiny 35m2 1 bedroom apartment without a working kitchen. The challenge is to refurbish the unit with clever interventions to create a generous living condition and cozy interior design.