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A Jewel in Constraints: Transforming the Simple Apartment in a Luxury Tower by EINKO & Argi Studio

Project name:
A Jewel in Constraints: Transforming the Simple Apartment in a Luxury Tower
Architecture firm:
EINKO, Argi Studio
Tel Aviv, Israel
Tal Brushel
Principal architect:
Sagi Argi, Einat Kotser
Design team:
Sagi Argi, Einat Kotser
Laminam (Wallcovering)
Built area:
68 m²
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Residential › Apartment

EINKO & Argi Studio: In the heart of a towering metropolis, where luxury and opulence defined the skyline, there existed a seemingly ordinary apartment that defied expectations. It was not adorned with grandeur or expansive spaces but stood as a testament to the transformative power of thoughtful design within constraints. This unassuming residence, nestled within the walls of a sleek luxury tower, was labeled "The Simple Apartment." However, upon stepping inside, visitors were immediately transported to a zone where limitations became opportunities, and every detail was meticulously crafted to erase the confines of its compact white box.

The challenge was clear – a small space with standard ceilings and fixed developers that were pre-defined. The vision, however, was to create an atmosphere so captivating that one would forget the size and restrictions of the room. The design embraced a harmonious blend of contemporary aesthetics and warm, European-inspired minimalism. As one entered the apartment, the eyes were drawn to the round desert plaster walls, enveloping the space with a gentle curvature that softened the edges of the confined room. These walls weren't just boundaries; they were the strokes of an artist's brush, transforming a canvas into a creation.

A clever use of space manifested in the form of a planter, strategically placed to separate the living and sleeping areas. Lush greenery spilled over, creating a natural boundary that enhanced privacy without compromising the sense of openness. The planter served as a living sculpture, a testament to the fusion of nature with design.

The bathroom space has been expanded relatively at the expense of the kitchen to allow for a mini spa experience. In a talkative and gentle atmosphere, intricately patterned tiles with a plaster look by LAMINAM create a clean and luxurious feeling. A porcelain stoneware sink with a travertine finish also by LAMINAM, enhances the diversity, and accents in black complete the hotel-like appearance.

The design team had successfully turned each corner of this limited space into a jewel, a piece of carefully crafted artistry. Every detail, from the design of custom-made furniture to the play of natural light, worked in harmony to create an ambiance that was not just visually stunning but emotionally resonant.

The "Simple Apartment" stood as a testament to the transformative power of design, proving that within constraints, creativity could flourish. It was a reminder that luxury wasn't always measured in square footage or extravagant embellishments but could be found in the thoughtful arrangement of elements, in the curation of an experience that transcended the physical boundaries of space. As whispers of elegance echoed through each design decision, a gentle reminder to the designers—to weave not just spaces but tales that linger in the hearts of those who dwell within.

By Liliana Alvarez

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