An Urban Apartment For A Fashion Designer


Antokolsky Apartment is a private dwelling located in Tel Aviv, Israel. This urban residence was completed in 2011 by Pitsou Kedem Architects. Antokolsky Apartment was designed for a fashion designer and owner of a boutique and brand bearing her name ‘JERRY.’ According to the architects : This apartment was built as a tribute to and a reflection of Jerry’s precise and meticulous design language. Dialogue between the designer and the architect, both verbal and design, develop into an architectural project that break through the accepted limits for the design of a residential apartment.

Space and the quality of the details and materials used by architects, creating a reflection and a respect for the designer’s collection and style. One design collection affects more than some others is the ‘Geometric Collection’ which clearly shows Jerry’s education as an architect. The designs presented a game of forms, three- dimensional and volume, while maintaining the principles of clean design and a meticulous and precise language. The range of colors used are black to gray urban. The space designed by architect invites its users enter into a restrained design world, as if about to enter a bubble purity sitting in the middle of the chaos, the intensively , and the noise of the city outside of the building. The formal, final touches, the precision and accuracy of even the smallest details and the points where material meets material, the monastic language expressed meticulously and with great care, provide, if only for a moment, that we are looking at something picturesque, if you like, a work of art.

The different continual levels of different hues of black, coupled with the geometric performances of both the natural and the artificial light against the vertical and horizontal planes and surfaces (especially on the wall covered with wooden, black painted strips) provides this restrained picture with the experience of movement in space, dynamism and depth. The boundaries between Jerry the fashion designer and her collection and those of the architect and his mark are almost completely eradicated with the world of design mixing together to create a result that together create a garment and a space that have been tailor made to fit the occupant.

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