When you think of Israel's metropolis, Tel Aviv, ‘calm and peace’ are probably not the first words that come to mind. Yet you can find a calm retreat in that city too, namely this flat designed by Dieter Vander Velpen Architects. Using a limited palette of materials, mainly light colours and dancing marble patterns, they have created a space where the client can escape from all the hustle and bustle.
Our partner Dieter Vander Velpen Architects is a promising Antwerp-based architecture and interior design firm, specialising in high-end residential projects. The studio specialises in so-called 'couture architecture'. This means that they offer a customized total picture to the client, like a real couturier does. Their precise designs are always based on the customer's needs and personality, down to the smallest detail. Although Dieter Vander Velpen has not been active under his own name for long, his portfolio already stretches from New York to Tel Aviv, where this project is located.
Dieter Vander Velpen proves that it is possible to create a haven of peace even in the busiest of environments.
The flat is located in a contemporary tower and has a balcony with a panoramic view of the bustling Israelite city. The owner resides alternately in Antwerp, Shanghai and Tel Aviv, and wanted a home he could retreat to, away from all the rush. Vander Velpen made this wish come true by using a predominantly light, open design that is finished off with veined 'Arabescato' marble. The dark elements, such as the dark oak library, are meant to create a contrast with the light tones. Dieter Vander Velpen proves that it is possible to create a haven of peace even in the busiest of environments, thanks to a well thought-out design. One thing is certain, Dieter Vander Velpen is a name that we will be hearing a lot in the future. We will definitely keep our readers informed about his future prestigious projects. Photography by Patricia Goijens