Sfaro Architects recently sent us one of their recent projects, a renovation of a 40 square meter apartment in Tel-Aviv, which features some interesting design ideas. Here are a few words describing the project from the architects: “Tel-Aviv has seen soaring housing prices in the last 3 years, a phenomenon which caused many people to renovate their existing apartments instead of selling and buying bigger ones. Same story here, where the owner decided to transform her studio apartment into a 1 bedroom, including storage units, a large separate kitchen and a full size queen bedroom. As a design solution, we chose to condense all the programmatic functions and storage units into a cube which was centered in the space, thus dividing the apartments into 4 zones, while maintaining a 360 degree circulation around it, which makes the space seem endless and bigger than it actually is. By adding sliding doors that disappear into the cube, the space can be altered according to the time of day and the various needs of the owner, contributing further more to the sense of a multi-functional round space.” I find the layout of this apartment ingenious and innovative, which is why I have to ask- did you see anything like this before?
The terms ‘contemporary’ and ‘modern’ are often used interchangeably when describing design. It’s a common faux pas and one of which this writer is certainly guilty. In design lexicon the two words have contrasting and quite distinct meanings. Describing their difference at a somewhat rudimentary level: contemporary makes reference to the present-day – that which is current and of the time – whereas modern alludes to the past, specifically that of Modernism (post the First World War) and mid-20th century modern design and architecture.
Adding green to the bedroom is easy if you already have a muted color scheme going in the room. It is a color that works beautifully with the likes of white, gray and even brown. While the yellowy-greens add warmth to the bedroom, the blue-tinged variants bring a touch of coolness along with a vibrant ambiance. Here is a pick of 25 gorgeous bedrooms that incorporate green in a gorgeous fashion.