Small Apartment In Tel Aviv Split Into Two Multifunctional Floors

Small apartments are always challenging when it comes to interior design and decor yet some projects stand out and today we’re sharing with you just such an example. This is an apartment located in Tel Aviv, Israel. It measures only 36 square meters across which wouldn’t necessarily pose major problems if not for the fact that they’re spread across two floors. The total ceiling height is 5.8 meters and this unusual structure is explained by the fact that the apartment was initially a commercial space. In 2017 Nitzan Horovitz Architectural design studio gave it a complete makeover, reimagining the way in which the interior spaces interact with each other.

The entrance lobby reveals two staircases, one leading down to the basement and the other connected to the gallery floorView in gallery
The entrance lobby reveals two staircases, one to the basement and one to the living area
The gallery floor is small and cozy, with a big storage wall connecting all the different functionsView in gallery
The gallery floor is small and cozy, with a big storage wall connecting all the different functions

One of the biggest structural changes done to this small apartment was the replacement of the support column with a beam, a change which also implies that many interior walls were demolished and removed, creating a more open and airy feel and helping the rooms appear larger. One of the floors is the basement level which contains the bedroom, bathroom and laundry area, being 80 cm below street level. The other level is 1.5 meters above street level and contains the living room, kitchen, dining area and a small bathroom. The materials and finishes used throughout the apartment are minimal, in tone with the simple and modern design.

The basement area functions as a night zone, with a double bed as a central piece and custom furniture all around itView in gallery
The basement area functions as a night zone, with a double bed as a central piece and custom furniture all around it
The bedroom has a clear shower area in one of its corners, with a sink table/ desk next to itView in gallery
The bedroom has a clear shower area in one of its corners, with a sink table/ desk next to it
Both floors have wooden parquet flooring which adds warmth and color to the spacesView in gallery
Both floors have wooden parquet flooring which adds warmth and color to the spaces
The storage wall includes the kitchen module as well as a large built-in TVView in gallery
The storage wall includes the kitchen module as well as a large built-in TV
The bed is framed by custom-built white cabinetry which offers lots of storageView in gallery
The bed is framed by custom-built white cabinetry which offers lots of storage
The staircase is framed by a beautiful textured wall on one side, a very cool design details View in gallery
The staircase is framed by a beautiful textured wall on one side, a very cool design details
This is the plan which details how the two small floors are organized in the new designView in gallery
This is the plan which details how the two small floors are organized in the new design