Irene Kronenberg + Alon Baranowitz
For the past twenty years Baranowitz and Kronenberg have become renowned for creating hotels, restaurants and public and commercial spaces that attract modern nomads and locals alike. B+K Architecture has proven able to turn historical landmarks and rough, sometimes inaccessible spaces into instant design classics that are open and welcoming, drawing on the stories of the past. With their unique contextual awareness, they are not only keeping local history relevant, but are also serving the needs of global cities of the 21st century. They have developed a narrative driven mode of developing their designs which gives context and meaning to what would otherwise be a collection of easily forgettable facts, things and places. They are storytellers, drawing implicitly on the sensuous connection between life, selves, history, memory, craftsmanship and experience.
Among their projects are Sir Joan Hotel in Ibiza, The Sir Albert and W Hotel and Spa in Amsterdam, and award winning restaurants Topolopompo, Jaffa-Tel Aviv and Pastel Brasserie in Tel Aviv. On Monday morning of Sleepover they will present their plans for the forthcoming W Ibiza at Santa Eulalia.