Jaffa Garden Apartment is a minimalist house located in Tel Aviv, Israel, designed by Itai Palti. The space the designers began with was a mish-mash of small rooms and corridors – the result of years of informal additions and alterations to the building. In essence, the Jaffa apartment was originally created by joining two neighboring rooms separated by a narrow passage. The first priority was to check and strengthen the structure and from there reorganize the spaces. The arrangement of spaces echoes the building’s history, two ‘houses’ face an open living area. The floor throughout the ground level continues into the garden, blurring the line between inside and out. One ‘house’ holds the sleeping quarters (bathroom, toilet, bedroom), the other a kitchen. Wood is the marker of privacy, framing the day-to-day activities of living: sleeping, eating, washing.