Architects Raanan Stern and Shany Tal from Raanan Stern’s studio designed this amazing modular studio apartment for an artist in Tel Aviv. The 15 square meter studio workspace has hidden mechanisms and units that transform the interior, enabling maximum accessibility and movement throughout the day. The small space can be set up to serve many different functions, and it features closets, units and even flooring made of white birch.
The artist’s studio is nestled within a 1950s concrete building in Tel Aviv which has particularly problematic natural lighting. The architects carefully divided the windows and placed blinds to allow the resident to control the amount of sunlight. The apartment has two desks, 36 drawers, modular storage units and even a folding bed. Some of the compartments were designed for storing artworks like small sculptures, 2D art pieces and books.
The space was designed according to the proportions of the artist’s work, and the team spent four weeks organizing and calculating the size of the art pieces. Although the organization might seem random, the layout was carefully designed to fit the artist’s lifestyle and habits.