paritzki & liani architects renovate ‘moire flat’ in tel aviv
all images courtesy of paritzki & liani architects

 

 

 

an apartment in the core of a 1960’s tel aviv building is superimposed with layers of texture in local studio paritzki & liani architects’ renovation of ‘moire flat’ in israel. central to the design is a series of screens that divide the space. the layered construction is made of cellular polycarbonate that blurs objects beyond. this effect varies through nine phases as one moves in relation to the partition. looking directly through the material, one sees a highly textured or ‘mashrabiya’ frame. backing away, that image changes to out-of-focus objects and celebration of imagination. next, a cropped view allows movement to be recognized. the fourth phase is ‘the psychedelic effect’ similar to that of a kaleidoscope, followed by the multiplication of things on the other side, a rounded eclipse, diamond effect, snow wall and finally the penumbra movement.

 

 

paritzki & liani architects renovate moire flat in tel aviv
paritzki&liani architects moire’ flat in tel aviv
 

 

paritzki & liani architects renovate moire flat in tel aviv
paritzki&liani architects moire’ flat in tel aviv

 

 

paritzki & liani architects renovate moire flat in tel aviv
backing away from the screen creates a variety of effects

 

 

paritzki & liani architects renovate moire flat in tel aviv
kitchen is enclosed with the screens

 

 

paritzki & liani architects renovate moire flat in tel aviv
smooth surfaces increase the reflectivity and light textures within the flat
 

 

paritzki & liani architects renovate moire flat in tel aviv
the apartment design layers textures

 

 

paritzki & liani architects renovate moire flat in tel aviv
light streams inside, illuminating the space