I am enclosing the two initial sketches for the Residence in Israel;
The Entry Gallery:
I have done a three quarter panel system of the double height space that unifies the complicated geometry of the room because of the closet doors and openings to the adjacent areas.
I would suggest the paneling to be very flat with 1/2" variations between rail, stile and panels. Also I think that if the carrying members as well as the main beams of the ceiling are executed in a dark wood in conjunction with a lighter wood for panels and ceiling boards, would be the most elegant solution, juxtaposed to the 1/4 part of the panel in white plaster.
For the study I am doing a similar look of plaster panel of 1/2" setback in order to slim down the heavy aspect of masonry. I have maintained the original division of the cabinets with the masonry around them. Because the cabinets are lining up to the doors I have introduce a flat lattice as a crown that will pick up on the ceiling beam system and resemble structural wood. I have left the subdivisions of the shelf cabinets with minor thickness adjustments and I have furnished the room in a modernist manner.
Please advise and comment for any adjustments as well as suggestions of furniture that you may have in mind.
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