Renovated by Henkin Shavit Studio, this apartment combines a private living area with an interior design studio and an architectural office space. Part of a prefabricated building from the 1960s, the flat is located in Jaffa, Tel Aviv and looks over the old city and the Mediterranean Sea.

In reimagining the space, the architects completely refinished the walls and floors, softening the concrete building with wood such as the Gushen Pine that lines the central deck. They furnished the building with unexpected pieces such as heavy metal doors and a sniper cleaning table (which now serves as a dining table). The art collection and flea market finds make each and every room contemporary and full of personality.

Via archdaily; photography by Aviad Bar-Ness

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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