A standard apartment in a contractor project was upgraded for a young family through personally customized solutions, and a combination of interesting materials and bold colors. The five bedrooms of the apartment were ‘minimized’ to four spacious bedrooms that meets the family’s requirements, and the public space which was problematic and included a dysfunctional small living room was fixed by turning it: the sofa was attached to the opposite wall in front of the kitchen, and in the worktop a television was installed which emerges from it via an elevator. The planning change allowed to have direct eye-contacts between the various functions within the public space, without the kitchen or the living room come at the expense of the other.
The dining room was located between the entrance to the apartment and the kitchen. Behind it a library was integrated with an asymmetrical design which its back side was painted dark, and it provides a sense of depth to the space and expands it visually. The palette is of neutral colors, and consists a comfortable background to the combination of elements with bold colors, such as the dining room chairs, the carpet and the small props embedded around. Additionally, different wood elements were combined in the space to create a balance between hot and cold materials and shades, such as, hardwood floor in the balcony and the kitchen cabinets fronts. The bedroom was covered with hardwood floor as well, and a wide wall closet integrated within it, contains a pleasant double work area.
Illustrations: Oron Milshtein