22 Montefiori Residential and Business Constructing / Yaniv Pardo Architects
Textual content description offered by the architects. A 3-story addition above a 2-story eclectic-style listed constructing, designed by architect Yosef Minor in 1924. Europe in an oriental type, romantic oriental structure. On the bottom ground, there’s a business façade within the basement, and on the higher flooring, there are 24 small residences.
We aimed for a design that may replicate a synthesis of cultures and inform the story of the assorted intervals within the lifetime of the town that had left their mark on the constructing. The brand new structure contrasts with the prevailing context, perhaps even “harms,” and undermines the ideas of the previous constructing. However, the entire creates an ensemble, a sure mixture of the previous and the brand new. The objective was to create a pointy distinction, to current an inherent venture, however most significantly – to make use of this distinction to spotlight the great thing about the previous constructing, a constructing by a outstanding architect that only a few of his buildings nonetheless exist within the nation.
The brand new design pays tribute to the normal pitched arches of the previous constructing however makes use of modern language, geometry, and supplies whereas making an attempt to take care of the unique scale and ratio between open and closed. The unconventional remedy of the Corten facades and curtain partitions provides the constructing a way of weightlessness and magnificence, a rare look inside the construction.
This city infill contrasts with the prevailing constructing and its neighbors in top, roof sort, shade, and supplies. At an in depth look, it has nothing to do with the environment. But from a distance, from the road perspective viewpoint, this impression blurs, and the brand new constructing turns into an integral a part of the city material that tells the historical past of Tel Aviv.