Architect Talia Davidi of Laila Architecture has designed Iceberg in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
This project, located in a typical residential building from 1961, was a square-formed apartment that was fully renovated as an homage to the local 1960s modernist architecture.
Aiming for natural textures and a soft atmosphere to suit the young-at-heart retired clients, the design is composed of exposed light wood carpentry, locally produced terrazzo tiles and natural lime plaster. Limited and repeated set of light and ecological up-to-date materials were chosen in order to achieve a serene space in the heart of Tel-Aviv.
Initially, all partitions and old additions were demolished resulting in a fluid, light space. In order to create a much-needed buffer from the tough Israeli summer sun, both original balconies were reopened according to the original 1960s plan, allowing space for the clients' love for gardening.
Designer: Laila Architecture