'Modern Cave' is Built from Hundreds of Year of Old Jaffa Design

 - May 26, 2017
References: archdaily
Israel is a historic country with thousands of years of history within its borders, and 'Modern Cave' melds hundreds of year of that history into a single apartment. The apartment sits in Old Jaffa, a Tel Aviv neighborhood with both modern buildings and historic architecture, and it combines its modern architectural practices with these ancient techniques to bold effect.

Modern Cave is built in a densely packed urban area, with apartments abutting each other shoulder to shoulder. Over hundreds of years, rooms were added and torn down, leading to a melange of architectural styles within each apartment unit. Modern Cave makes use of these techniques, celebrating their differences while still unifying them through the using of vaulted domes that lend the apartment its name and overall feel.