We turn our eye to Israel to sample a bit of the modern design happening in the Middle-Eastern country.
Six stories high, crowned with a pool, and with a direct lineage back to the Bauhaus, a new town house in Tel Aviv manages to both embrace and provide refuge from the teeming Israeli city. Photo by Amit Geron.
Nestled within a citrus orchard, Keren Milchberg Porat and Shai Porat’s home combines a rehabbed Airstream and single-room structure into a cohesive whole. The playroom is positioned as close as possible to the trailer without blocking its light and view and is clad in similar galvanized steel sheeting.
“All houses done by our office are designed around the library,” says Omer Dagan, an architect in Pitsou Kedem’s eponymous Tel Aviv, Israel, firm. It’s a boldly bibliophilic conceit, and an idea that makes an especially strong impact in Kedem’s 2011 Haifa House. Photo by Amit Geron.
Keren Milchberg Porat, who heads up the architecture firm Studio ID253, used a slew of recycled and raw materials, strategically located openings to maximize ventilation and natural light, and "circular passages" to create this open and flexible family home.