4 Inventive Modern Houses in Israel

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November 19, 2013
We turn our eye to Israel to sample a bit of the modern design happening in the Middle-Eastern country.
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  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.  Photo by: Amit Geron

    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.

    Photo by: Amit Geron

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  The fourth-floor kitchen features appliances by Miele, and Heracleum II pendants by Bertjan Pot for Moooi hang over both the kitchen island and the dining table. Photo by Amit Geron.  Photo by: Amit Geron

    The fourth-floor kitchen features appliances by Miele, and Heracleum II pendants by Bertjan Pot for Moooi hang over both the kitchen island and the dining table. Photo by Amit Geron.

    Photo by: Amit Geron

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  A couple in Israel seized the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.

    A couple in Israel seized the rare chance to rehab a 1969 Airstream to experiment with indoor-outdoor, space-efficient living.

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  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.

    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.

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  “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.  Photo by: Amit Geron

    “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.

    Photo by: Amit Geron

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  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.  Courtesy of: Copyright:Tobias Hochstein

    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.

    Courtesy of: Copyright:Tobias Hochstein

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  The master bath is a clean and spare space, a mixture of white and concrete.  Courtesy of: Copyright:Tobias Hochstein

    The master bath is a clean and spare space, a mixture of white and concrete.

    Courtesy of: Copyright:Tobias Hochstein

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