In a lively area of north Jaffa, Tel Aviv, halfway between the flea market and the beach, Israeli studio Thisisit has completed a 100 sqm family apartment with concrete floors and beautiful light entering from three sides.
The architects have divided private and communal areas with a custom-made floor-to-ceiling storage unit. The axis between the private rooms and the more communal space, was the main focus in the design process — a bilateral bespoke unit made of birch wood and colored steel, acts both as a division between the spaces, as well as a wide storage solution. The bedrooms along with the extra bathroom are all concealed behind the façade of the unit, creating a clean and continuous look. The opposite side of this composition consists of a spacious wardrobe for the master bedroom. The nursery is an airy and light-filled space, with potted plants and textural touches like fur.
The two large columns in the main area are exposed to provide an honest and coherent feel of materiality. The kitchen was partly left as it was, with some minor intervention and adjustments to the new tenants’ needs and personal style. In both bathrooms, as well as the kitchen, ceramic square tiles in white and pale pink add a timeless yet contemporary touch that echoes the color scheme of the apartment. The clean and distinct design of the apartment aims to complement the eclectic atmosphere of this Mediterranean home.