Orientalism for Akko
- Akko has a rich historic background that has been diluted by new generic construction.
When you enter the city it has no noticeable remnants of its former glory.
In this project I tried to reinterpret the Islamic spaces and typology to reference the original Akko.
I used Voids and Masses associated with Islamic Architecture and meshed them together to create a self-sustaining complex (Hybrid Building) that includes all the functions one needs when living in the city.
- Gallery and Coffeeshop plans.
- Gallery Interior from bottom to top.
- Pub and Coffeeshop.
- Apartments offer higher standards than currently available in Akko.
150sqm units with two bedrooms and large open planning.
The design is meant to attract a more upscale clientele and young families who would not be able to afford such large apartments anywhere else in Israel.