Work and Live / RUST architects

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Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Architects: RUST architects
  • Area Area of this architecture project Area:  53
  • Year Completion year of this architecture project Year:  2017
  • Photographs
    Photographs:Yoav Peled
  • Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project
    Manufacturers:  Asaf Weinbroom, Emil Thorup, Waxman
Work and Live / RUST architects - Table, Sofa, Windows, Beam
© Yoav Peled

Text description provided by the architects. RUST architects designed a small 53 sqm apartment in an International Style building at the heart of Tel-Aviv. The building, which is a part of the White City World Heritage Site, was built 85 years ago. It is characterized by small apartments with high ceilings and wide strip windows.

Work and Live / RUST architects - Door, Chair
© Yoav Peled

The owners, a young couple who works from home, wanted to create a living space alongside a work space, while maintaining both intimacy and clear separation. The design challenge included mixing different functions, creating storage areas and maximizing natural light in a small space - without demanding a complex operation.

Floor Plan

The apartment was divided into two parts: a private area which includes a bedroom, bathroom and service closet, and a public area with the living room and kitchen.

Work and Live / RUST architects - Table, Sofa
© Yoav Peled

A box containing the work space was placed between the two parts of the apartment. The box contains two comfortable work stations which are defined by iron frames, glass partitions and a wooden library, which also serves as a media center. The library contains the apartment’s communication systems, allowing to control the entire home media systems.

Work and Live / RUST architects - Windows, Bed, Bedroom
© Yoav Peled

To facilitate the parallel use of the different functions, the finishing materials were chosen according to their acoustic quality: double layered wooden floors, insulated walls, exposed bricks and acoustic ceiling tiles in the work space. 

Work and Live / RUST architects - Shelving
© Yoav Peled

Due to the large amount of details in such a small apartment, the architects chose to use classic construction and finishing materials such as a grayscale color palette, steel and wood. The variety of materials is combined to create a warm and rich but also pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.

Work and Live / RUST architects - Countertop, Kitchen, Glass
© Yoav Peled

The size of the apartment demanded the architects to fully design the carpentry details, including furniture, kitchen, storage areas and doors. Worm light gradient and technical light fixtures were used to create a pleasant feel and to emphasize Israeli light designer Asaf Weinbroom’s decorative light fixtures.

Work and Live / RUST architects - Beam, Windows
© Yoav Peled

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Cite: "Work and Live / RUST architects" 18 Mar 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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