Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects

This light apartment redesigned by Amitzi Architects for a family with three children is situated on an old Tel-Aviv neighbourhood rooftop.

Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects
Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects
Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects
Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects
Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects
Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects
Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects
Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects
Rooftop Apartment by Amitzi Architects

Description by Amitzi Architects

The apartment is situated on an old Tel-Aviv neighbourhood rooftop, and was re-designed for a family with three children. The apartment is dominated by contrasting views: a typical urban landscape to the south, against a vast panorama of a huge urban park to the east. The most significant interventions in the existing structure were the transfer of the master-bedroom to the roof level and the rebuilding of the stair. This act transformed the roof into a green garden – an active outside space accessible from both living area and master-bedroom. Upon entering the apartment one encounters a large wooden “mushrebiyeh” screen, that serves both as a structural element that supports the upper roof level and cantilevered stair, and as a compositional element that organizes the space around it. The southern, urban landscape is viewed via large windows and a balcony that was transformed into a herbal garden. The east facade is an entire sliding glass wall that fully exploits the park panorama. The master-bedroom opens to the roof garden through glass walls. The roof-garden’s topsoil was transferred to the 10th floor and arranged in a variating topography. Stone steps lead from the roof-garden to an elevated wooden deck. The deck commands a 180 degrees’ panorama and holds a swimming pool and a shaded sitting area. All windows are steel-framed with louvered shades. Steel pergolas with wooden slats shade all apertures fron direct sunlight. The floors are paved with local stone and the all fixed furniture is oak.

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- by Matt Watts

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