The JAFFA in Tel Aviv an ex School of the Sisterhood of Saint Joseph convent, and adjacent 19th-century former French hospital, restored and renovated  by John Pawson         in collaboration with local architect and conservationist Ramy Gill , to create boutique accommodation, mixing the variety of architectural styles – including Arabic and neo-Roman – with contemporary elements preserved the historic details and juxtaposed them with modern furnishings including he designer referenced an Arab wood-carving technique known as mashrabiya for perforated balcony guards and window shutters, which are seen on the street-facing rooms of the new building.

THE JAFFA

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© David Edwin Zanardi