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Five of the best apartment renovations in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv's apartment buildings are being transformed with contemporary interiors by a wave of local architects and designers. We've rounded up five of the best new apartment designs in the Israeli city, including a renovated space with a dramatic steel staircase and a penthouse with an infinity pool on the roof (+ slideshow).

Duplex Apartment by Toledano Architects

Toledano Architects includes steel staircase in this Tel Aviv apartment

A dark, folded-steel staircase provides the dramatic centrepiece for this duplex studio renovated by Paris- and Tel Aviv-based Toledano Architects to better accommodate a young family.

Instead of being connected to the floor, it stops above a wooden bench that doubles as a piece of built-in furniture and the final steps to connect the apartment's lower level. Find out more about Toledano Architects' duplex studio »

Past Turned Into Space by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Pitsou Kedem Architects renovates David Ben-Gurion's former home

Pitsou Kedem Architects – one of the most prolific of the of Tel Aviv studios – was given the task of renovating and extending a flat that was once owned by Israel's first prime minister, the late David Ben-Gurion.

The project, Past Turned into Space, saw the firm reorganise the interior of the ground-floor flat and add a basement level with industrial-style fittings. Find out more about Past Turned into Space »

Modular studio by Raanan Stern

Raaman Stern designs space-saving modular studio in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv architect Raanan Stern adapted a room inside an artist's apartment to create a multipurpose studio space with a vast array of storage options.

The design allows for a living and working space to exist simultaneously, with 36 drawers, two desks and a folding bed arranged inside the 15-square-metre room. Find out more about this modular studio »

Renovated apartment by Maayan Zusman and Amir Navron

Maayan Zusman and Amir Navron renovate an apartment in Israel

Delicate black frames and furnishings were used to structure the space inside this open-plan apartment.

Interior designer Maayan Zusman selected black window and door frames, and dark furniture that resembles line drawings, to contrast with the light-coloured surfaces and finishes in the rest of the apartment. Find out more about this Tel Aviv apartment »

Square Compositions Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Pitsou Kedem converts Tel Aviv penthouse

Another Pitsou Kedem project, this penthouse with a roof-top infinity pool and balcony was created by knocking four apartments into one to create a two-storey home.

The walls are covered in a composition of raised and recessed squares, removing the need for additional wall decorations to add personality to the space. Find out more about Square Compositions Penthouse »