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Beautified Bunker Abodes

Bar Orian Architects' Tel Aviv Home References Brutalism

— May 2, 2017 — Art & Design
Bar Orian Architects' newly built house in Tel Aviv references a modishly popular form of design while hinting at a subtle, darker undertone. Ostensibly, the home, which is composed of two raw concrete volumes stacked one on top of another, is akin to Brutalist structures. However, its windows are covered by vertical strips of Corten steel louvres, a visual reference to military bunkers (another structure with which Israelis are unfortunately all too familiar.)

Despite its militarism, Bar Orian Architects' residence is nonetheless a homey one. It was designed for a family of five, and its spacious interior offers plenty of natural light and warmth, with wood and carpeting to soften the concrete walls. There is also a charming patio with a garden in the back of the home.
Trend Themes
1. Brutalist Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new ways to incorporate the raw and brutalist aesthetic into modern architecture.
2. Corten Steel Louvres - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Develop innovative applications for corten steel louvres, such as creating visually striking facades or energy-efficient shading systems.
3. Homey Brutalism - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Combine brutalist elements with warm and inviting design features to create unique and comfortable living spaces.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Use the principles of brutalist design to reimagine urban landscapes and create bold, iconic structures.
2. Construction - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Explore new materials and construction techniques to achieve the raw and rugged aesthetic of brutalism while maintaining sustainability and efficiency.
3. Interior Design - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Integrate brutalist elements into interior design to create a juxtaposition of raw and refined aesthetics, offering a unique and bold living experience.
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