Although from afar it seems one-leveled, this contemporary pavilion residence – which sits on a platform that rises 60cm above ground level – has another level dug underground.
Amit Geron is a photographer of architecture based in Tel Aviv, Israel.
The Charm Townhouse, owned by the Charm-Long Family, has been designed in the historic neighborhood of Neve Tzedek, Tel-Aviv, as an addition to an existing old house originally built at the beginning of the last century.
A contemporary duplex apartment in a new, residential building. The central idea behind the design was the creation of visual link between the floors (15th and 16th), to reinforce the vertical relationships and transform the cross sections of the spaces into more important and significant elements.
The Ramat Hasharon residence was planned for a couple holding senior positions, who decided to move their offices to their home so as to be with their young children throughout the day. The challenge was to plan a space where the parents would have constant control and eye contact with the children and, on the other hand, the possibility of separation and privacy when working.
The rooms making up this Old Jaffa house came together over hundreds of years – each with its own character and ground level. Refurbishing presented an opportunity to unite the rooms into one whole and in particular, to illuminate and brighten the dim space by opening it up toward the sea.
The objective of the Netanya apartment project was to create an experience of a seamless space, one that would appear effortless and accurate. As the clients wished to be surrounded with nature, while maintaining an inner warmth stemming from sleek design scheme in a way they feel is pleasant for them.