the k.o.t project inserts functional box into duplex apartment in tel aviv
 
the k.o.t project inserts functional box into duplex apartment in tel aviv the k.o.t project inserts functional box into duplex apartment in tel aviv
jun 13, 2016

the k.o.t project inserts functional box into duplex apartment in tel aviv

the k.o.t project inserts functional box into duplex apartment in tel aviv
(above) the black iron entrance door leads into a small entrance hall

 

 

 

designed by K.O.T project, the architecture of this apartment in tel aviv is home to a renowned fashion designer and his partner, a media figure. the design portrays an intersection between the rich aesthetic of the 50’s and 70’s with the cleanliness of current design. the owners requested functional and spacious spaces, as well as ample storage. the planning instigated many conversations regarding lifestyle, practical use, leisure, natural lighting, and work requirements. before the renovation, the apartment had two bedrooms, a living room, and a separate kitchen; the rooftop floor had a 10 m2 attic. the design concept for downstairs led to the creation of one unrestricted and functional space – by perceiving the structure’s enveloping walls as an outer shell for a domestic hub.

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
the closet is constructed with natural bamboo boards, separated from both floor and ceiling by an aluminum profile

 

 

 

custom-made carpentry and welding units added by K.O.T project structure the inner space, as each function has a unit that contains it. in addition, 40 m2 of lightweight construction (steel frame and aluminium roof) were added to the rooftop floor. the 74 m2 first floor now consists of an open space for the living room, kitchen, dining table (with a closed guest bathroom), as well as the master bedroom unit with a walk-in closet and bathroom. the 64 m2 rooftop floor holds an additional lounge, kitchen and small dining table, as well as a guest bedroom and washroom. a paved balcony of 24 m2 is annexed to the parameter.

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
the living room is furnished with checkered missoni armchairs and a grey couch

 

 

 

during the planning process, an emphasis was placed on natural lighting, the relationship between the outer public spaces and the inner private spaces, as well as interior. every item in the apartment was carefully selected: leather chairs on an iron frame from the 1970s, glass tables, vintage lamps found in athens, hand-woven carpets,missoni textile, andrew martin upholstery, an earthenware pot from tibet, an original oil painting from a private collection and more. the washrooms and bathroom serve as blue and turquoise focal points that break the wood and black theme–exposed to the main space once the door is opened.

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
the main piece of carpentry arranges all different uses around it: hall, guest bathroom, living room, dining area, kitchen, bedroom and closet room 

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
the kitchen was planned as different units set side by side, each of which has its own defined purpose

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
a black marble surface sits on a custom-made wooden unit with legs, which contains cupboards, drawers, and an oven

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
a concealed door in the same large closet leads into the master bedroom

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
the front of the closet leads to the dressing room and ends as a ceiling-high open storage unit for shoes

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
the closet ends at the constructive cement pillar, from which plaster was peeled and roughly

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
the balcony was paved with cement tiles, and is mainly used as a green terrace for growing vegetables and herbs

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
every item in the apartment was carefully selected

k.o.t project fun-tional box duplex tel aviv designboom
3D isometric view

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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