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Divine Jaffa Apartment in Israel Restores Vaulted Walls to Their Former Glory

Posted By Tafline Laylin On August 12, 2011 @ 10:00 am In Architecture | No Comments



Jaffa Apartment, Israel, Pitsou Kedem, refurbished, natural stone, natural light, sustainable building, green building, eco-building, eco-design, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Mediterranean Sea [4]

Preserving the historical integrity of the Jaffa apartment was essential, so great care was taken to maintain both the exterior and interior stone. To give the apartment a more modern flair, stainless steel, iron and Corian were incorporated into the building’s partitions and openings, as well as in the furniture. Lovely black-rimmed windows let in all kinds of natural light [5], which combined with the sandstone’s superior thermal property [6] gives this program that final sustainable edge!

+ Pitsou Kedem [2]

images via Amit Geron [7]

Via Dezeen [8]


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[1] many Israeli designers: http://inhabitat.com/geotecturas-airchitecture-flying-buildings/

[2] Pitsou Kedem: http://www.pitsou.com/

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/divine-jaffa-apartment-in-israel-restores-vaulted-walls-to-their-former-glory/jaffa-flat-pitsou-kedem-2/?extend=1

[4] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/08/Jaffa-Flat-Pitsou-Kedem-2.jpg

[5] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/seattles-ballard-library-pairs-a-sweeping-green-roof-with-natural-light/

[6] sandstone’s superior thermal property: http://inhabitat.com/giant-sandstone-wall-fights-desertification/

[7] Amit Geron: http://amitgeron.com/

[8] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2011/08/12/jaffa-flat-by-pitsou-kedem/

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