designed as a pile of books

 

located in the heart of tel aviv city, israel, ‘ink hotel‘ designed by yoav messer architect, takes shape as a pile of stacked books. spaning 2800sqm in a five-story building, the hotel contains a restaurant, a lounge, fifty bedrooms, and a rooftop pool with sweeping views across the city. the studio’s aim was to create a place in which heritage, people, and spirit coexist harmoniously. ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israelall images courtesy of amit gosher, unless stated otherwise

 

 

with their pages to depict as blinds on the structure 

 

upon planning the new hotel, yoav messer architect sought to interpret the cultural-historical values of the existing structure in a more contemporary way. the project reflects the city’s architectural heritage — built on the grounds of what was the historical IL peretz library that was founded in the 1950s.

 

the design of the new building takes the form of a book pile,  placing them on top of each other, and their pages are simulated on the structure as blinds. the project functions as an urban, young spirit hospitality spot with a rooftop pool, an underground restaurant with a special skylight, a gym, and fifty spacious bedrooms. ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel

ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel

 

ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel
a muted color palette clads the restaurant

ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel
the restaurant takes shape as a spacious layout

ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel
glazed ceiling

ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel
a well-lit living environment where intimacy is still maintained

images courtesy of sivan askayo

 

ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel
rooftop pool with views towards the city

images courtesy of sivan askayo

 

 

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ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel
 
ink hotel emerges as a pile of stacked books in the heart of tel aviv, israel
 

project info:

 

name: ink hotel
designer: yoav messer architect

design team: inbar gross, dekel bar, rotem litbeck, avital shenhav, tidhar beker and iftach hayner (head architect of early planning)

interior design: studio yaron tal

location: tel aviv, israel
photography: amit gosher, sivan askayo

 

 

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edited by: christina petridou | designboom