From Bauhaus to Our House
If Israel’s Tel Aviv is not on your architectural must-see bucket list it sure as hell should be. The city is home to a variety of styles, the most striking being the Bauhaus architecture introduced in the 1920s and 30s by German Jewish architects. Indeed, the UNESCO protected White City precinct of Tel Aviv is home to more than 5,000 modernist buildings, inspired by the likes of Corbusier.
This family apartment revamped by HoM Architecture & Design may not be a world heritage site, but it certainly carries the legacy of Bauhaus modernism, with its open plan white-on-white rooms and use of available light.
HoM were enlisted to update the interior to make it more liveable for a family with three children. The inside was dark and didn’t really function terribly well for the new owners. Simple things like rotating the sitting room to face the ocean views and the outdoor space make the interior much more pleasant.
The once dark kitchen was opened up as much as possible to the dining room and living room. Storage was added to the back wall while also containing the appliances.
With low ceilings, HoM kept the walls white to make the interior appear larger. Colour was added in small doses to make the rooms pop.
The team at LZF were part of that ‘pop’, supplying a hand-made Link lamp designed by the omnipresent Irishman Ray Power. Finished in orange veneer, the Link looks pretty damn funky suspended over the dining table.