The Magnificent Mosaics of Khirbat Al-Mafjar

Tile+Mosaic

During the first half of the eighth century CE, near the ancient city of Jericho, in what is now called the Palestinian Territories near Israel, magnificent mosaic floors were created for the audience hall and the baths (hammam) of a palace, now known as "Hisham's Palace."

Home Office With a View (Of the Kids) in Israel

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Tal Goldsmith Fish Design Studio designed the B House, a contemporary home for a family in Ramat HaSharon, Israel. Photography by Amit Geron ] The post Home Office With a View (Of the Kids) in Israel appeared first on Freshome.com.

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Height Differences Generating a Rich Living Experience: HSM House in Israel

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

HSM family house is a modern dwelling built on a budget in kibbutz Yehiam, Israel, where one of the owners of SO Architecture grew up as a child. The post Height Differences Generating a Rich Living Experience: HSM House in Israel appeared first on Freshome.com.

Minimalist Penthouse in Israel Focuses Attention on City Views

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This minimalist penthouse in Tel Aviv, Israel, was recently completed by Pitsou Kedem Architect. Photography by Amit Geron ] The post Minimalist Penthouse in Israel Focuses Attention on City Views appeared first on Freshome.com.

Grand Modernist House in Israel Opens Up to Its Own Courtyard

Trendir Magazine

Joel Jospe Architects have designed a private residence that looks like it was meant to be built seventy years ago. Stone cladding and elaborate roof give it a grand modernist feel.

Google is Testing Carpool Service in Israel with Waze — Design News

Apartment Therapy

Pin it. There have been reports that Google has its own ride hailing service in the works. Yesterday, Google-owned crowdsourced traffic app Waze announced that users in Tel Aviv can use a new product called RideWith to carpool in the traffic-heavy city. READ MORE ».

National Park, Israel

The Perfect Bath

This will probably be the final post on my trip to Israel. Uncategorized Architecture details historic Inspiration Israel mosaics Surfaces Travel

Exhibit: Architecture in Palestine during the British Mandate (1917-1948)

Life of an Architect

While I was in Israel this summer, I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peek into an architectural exhibit that was about to open at the Israel Museum that focused on the architecture of Palestine, before the state of Israel became a state.

Quartz VS. Quartzite Countertops: Make the Right Choice for Your Kitchen

Kitchens for Living

Silestone by Cosentino comes from Spain and Caesarstone from Israel. One of the things I love about my job is that I get to shop. Let’s face it, I live vicariously through my clients.

2014: U.S. Quartz Imports Set Record (Again)

Stone Update

Israel, Spain remain top shippers of engineered stone; China steps up to strong third. Featured Analysis (Mid-Year/Annual) Stone Imports

Rich Colors and Eclectic Art Adorn this Sophisticated Apartment

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

The eclectic mix, including paintings of a mask from Israel and parrots from Costa Rica, hang in a gallery-style arrangement in front of two camel-colored chairs.

There is a Lot to See From This Pavilion-Like House by Pitsou Kedem

Trendir Magazine

Architect Pitsou Kedem and his studio designed an incredible pavilion-like house 20 kilometres from Tel-Aviv, cladding it in stone and beautiful woodwork. The house that is characteristically heavy on glass inclusions stands protected from privy eyes with grey stone and fence.

Travels

The Perfect Bath

This is a glimpse of what I hope to see in Israel this coming week. Uncategorized Architecture Design Inspiration Israel Tel Aviv Travel I am hoping to explore the “White City” in Tel Aviv along with countless other great architectural treasures.

Duplex Penthouse in Tel Aviv Divides Spaces Creatively

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Toledano + Architects creatively envisioned a duplex penthouse for a family with two kids in Tel Aviv, Israel. The main challenge was to create separation between the parents’ and children’s areas while maintaining living spaces that would encourage interaction.

How to Harmonize Two Completely Different Buildings: North TLV Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Completed by Nurit Leshem in Tel Aviv, Israel, North TLV Home is an attempt to correlate two completely different buildings: “The designer faced the challenge of planning a new house that would harmonize with the old one and create a visual and functional connection between them.

Hilla Shamia ???s Wood Casting Exhibits Ornamental Merger Between Aluminium and Wood

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Israel-based product designer Hilla Shamia showcases a wonderful symbiosis between wood and metal in her Wood Castingcollection. Imperfection is what drives the train of carefully hand-made products.

30 Masculine Bedroom Ideas Evoking Style

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Seen in this luxury opera penthouse with inspiring Armani Design décor in Israel, the master bedroom above is a freeform work of art with generous use of the given panorama. Enigmatic or minimalist, rustic or industrial, a man’s bedroom is the place where a lifestyle emerges.

A Light-Filled Tel Aviv Apartment

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

This contemporary apartment located in Tel Aviv, Israel now utilizes light and small modern details to accentuate the space. Originally built in the 1970’s, this apartment was transformed into an entirely new contemporary living space by Studio Raanan Stern.

Urban Meets Ethnicity: Luminous and Inviting Apartment in Tel Aviv

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located on Ben Gurion Boulevard in Tel Aviv, Israel, this creative home designed by Dori Interior Design comes with three bedrooms and a total surface of 110 square meters.

Superhero Guarding Your Favorite Books: Exquisite Bookends by Artori Design

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Israel-based studio Artori Design envisioned Book&Hero and Supershelf , a pair of bookends that create the illusion of books being constantly guarded by a superhero.

Something Every Young Architect Should Do

Life of an Architect

This was a photo taken from my Vibe Israel trip last year standing in front of the Savioney Levinsky Collaborative. I was the only practicing architect in my Vibe Israel tour group and my imagination was running wild as I was toured around the Savioney Levinsky studio.

L-Shaped Family Home Fascinates With Interconnected Spaces

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Located in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, this attractive contemporary family home spreads over 450 square meters and provides luxurious settings to live a desirable lifestyle.

Mysterious Façade Concealing Maximal Openness and Lightness: The Hidden House

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Israelevitz Architects shared with us photos and information about The Hidden House , a modern family residence completed in Tel Aviv, Israel.

A Dreamy Dutch Home for Minimalists — House Tour

Apartment Therapy

Even though they both come from different countries — Nikolai is German and Victoria is Russian and raised in Israel, they both feel very much at home here, in the Netherlands. Name: Victoria , Nikolai and Maya. Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Size: 1,230 square feet. Years lived in: Owned for 1 year. Nikolai and Victoria met during their last year in university and moved around Amsterdam quite a bit until they settled down in this lovely two-floor apartment.

Travels: The Bauhaus in Tel Aviv

The Perfect Bath

On my recent trip to Israel I planned some extra time to see just a few of the thousand or so Bauhaus stucco buildings that still exist in Tel Aviv. Uncategorized Architecture Design Inspiration Israel materials Tel Aviv Travel

1970s Oceanview Kit House Upgraded to Elegant Family Home

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Inspiring Home Design in Israel Blurring Indoor/Outdoor Boundaries. Designed by Levy:Chamizer Architects, this highly modern residence in Israel displays generously-sized interiors and an outdoor area with plenty o [.] -->. Best Of. Apartments. Architecture. Bedroom. Furniture. Ideas.

Shikun & Binui Raises Funds for Toll Road Project in Texas

The A to Z of Building

a global construction and infrastructure company headquartered in Israel, today announced that it has raised funds for the planning, construction and maintenance of a toll Shikun & Binui Ltd.,

Shikun & Binui Wins PPP Project for Toll Lanes on SH-288 in Texas Harris County

The A to Z of Building

Shikun & Binui Ltd, a global construction and infrastructure company headquartered in Israel, today announced its first major project win in the United States - the win of a Public Private

In the Fabric’s Path: Orna Shahar’s Spiral Quilt

Margaret Almon Mosaics

Orna Shahar belongs to the Israel Quilters Association , and also to Encounters Art Quilt Group , with 16 Israeli quilters who meet to learn from each other, and learn from other art forms such as origami, ceramic, metal, papercutting, and glass.

The Cottage House

Life of an Architect

Normally I might take a pass on getting this done on a timeline that included working over a holiday 3-day weekend, but I am getting on a plane today and flying to Israel for a week.

Post-Modern in Malibu

Entra Magazine

It was built by Frank Israel in 1995, and has incredible canyon and ocean views. Israel''s inspiration was, in part, California''s unstable ground.

It’s Done! The Making of the Heath Building.

Heath Ceramics

It’s finally done, and we’re all celebrating—with bread, of course. With the opening of the Tartine Manufactory, the 60,000 square foot, 100-year-old Heath Building that we call home in SF’s Mission District is complete.

New Year’s Greeting

The Perfect Bath

The year was marked personally and professionally by a number of achievements both big and small; a milestone birthday celebrated with a high tea (cucumber sandwiches and all), a graduation, a great trip to Paris with 10 friends and an extraordinary trip to Israel with family, 50 blog posts and a contract with Rizzoli to write a book! 2014 whizzed by in a blur.

Traveling and Working

Life of an Architect

One thing that I think is a universal truth, is that young people think traveling for work is awesome … I know that I did. The irony of this is that I didn’t actually do much work-related travel when I was young.