Acting almost as a signature of their work, this home in Tel Aviv by Pitsou Kedem, typifies the contemporary, bold and inviting design the firm is known for. As with many of their projects, large airy volumes, concrete and a considered use of light define the home. However it is the use and repetition of metal screens that characterises this project.
The program of the house is divided into two spheres: the lower concrete volume and the upper rendered volume. Through the use of glazing, the rendered upper section appears to float over the solid mass of the concrete lower volume.
The metal screening is made up of a geometric pattern that is repeated externally and internally and is used to not only provide privacy but also frame views, filter light and direct traffic. Reflecting the strictly monochromatic palate of the house, the screens are white for the exterior and black for the interior.
For Pitsou Kedem this is another triumph of strong architectural language mixed with a contemporary individual design. LOVE.
Story by Brendan Guy, follow him on Instagram MrBrendanGuy
Images: Amit Geron