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A Contemporary Apartment in a Historic Stone Building in Israel

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An ancient historic building facing towards Europe and the west in Jaffa has been renovated by Pitsou Kedem Architect to add a contemporary interior.

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An urban loft environment is conjured with a smooth and refined expanse of floor that’s sleek and contemporary, while elements such as the shape of the windows gracefully echo the original structure.

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Its Old Jaffa location is rich in history, facing the majestic splendor of the Mediterranean Sea.

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The interior that had undergone many previous alterations and new walls, was peeled back to the old stone walls, reopening the airy interior spaces of antiquity.

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The building has been cleaned of all of the extraneous elements, from newer wall coverings and has undergone a peeling process to expose its original state.

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The romance of the historical location is preserved in the textures and materials of the building’s structure.

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The project preserves the rustic charm of the original structure, built of a combination of pottery and beach sand, while creating a contemporary space.

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Despite the time differences, the tensions and the dichotomy between the periods exist in a surprisingly balanced and harmonic space.

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The renovation restores the structure’s original characteristics, the stone walls, the segmented ceilings and the arches including the exposure of the original materials

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