This Ramat HaSharon penthouse is built in a unique model. “Roof Villa” is “Reverse Villa” – downstairs bedroom living room and kitchen. Public areas are upstairs. So the center of life is connected to the outdoor terrace “garden”
Shai Gil is an award winning architectural photographer who's clients include some of Canada's leading design firms.
Based in Canada and most recently his native country Israel, Shai seeks to understand the essence of each project and to translate his clients' vision, spirit and goals into striking images.
Shai holds a BFA in photography from Ryerson University and is often invited to speak about his work in universities and photography schools.
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