In 2003 Tel-Aviv's white city was proclaimed from United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as "an outstanding example of new town planning and architecture in the early 20th century."
The Bauhaus characteristics fit perfect to Tel-Aviv's needs. Among those were functionality and inexpensive building materials. None the less there were a few principles that needed to go a couple of changes before they could be implemented, like: large areas that are covered in glass in order to let the light in the building. this was a big problem due to the fact that Tel-Aviv's climate did not permit such a large window, the interior would heat up and it would be in unbearable to live in such a climate. What they did to solve this was replace the windows with small recessed windows that limited the heat and glare.
Another innovation was to raise the first floor allowing creating an open area with the kids could play. This also allowed the wind to blow under the building thus cooling the apartments.
The architecture of Tel-Aviv has a profound effect on the living habits, another characteristic of the way of building in Tel-Aviv apartments was that they were built with reinforced concrete, making it very hard to stay at home at summer time, this meant that at the hottest hours of the day everyone went outside their houses and populating the coffee houses. Later this tradition will become one of Tel-Aviv's trademarks alongside the wild nightlife and the endless fashion boutiques.