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Float House by Pitsou Kedem Architects

By • Apr 15, 2014 •  Selected Work 

Float House is a project completed by Pitsou Kedem Architect in 2013.

Located in Tel Aviv, Israel, this single story contemporary house covers an area of 5,920 square feet (550 sqm).

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Float House by Pitsou Kedem Architects:

“A one story, private residence in the center of the country.  The architectural concept was to create a structure with a continuous, wide space, divided by internal courtyards and movable partitions into smaller spaces used for a variety of different functions.

The different spaces and internal courtyards are joined together are joined together into one structure by two, ultra-thin roofs supported at one central point so that seem to float in the air.  The two roofs merge, one into the other and extend for five meters over the building front walls. The entire roof is constructed from lightweight materials and, in order to provide a thin, wispy look at its edges, it is constructed with a moderate slop towards its center.

The structure itself is constructed from a series of spaces that are conceivably internal and conceivably external spaces.  The entrance is framed with a wall of wooden slats which constitute what could be considered the initial boundary between the outside and the inside.

When entering the space, we pass through a space resembling an entrance lobby – again, conceivably internal and conceivably external – which embodies the soft seam between the outside and inside areas.

Whilst walking through the entrance lobby space, we cross a transparent pool, studded with large basalt rocks and trees that seem to float on the water.  As we enter the entrance lobby, we experience the illusion that the house is floating and being reflected, just as the roof appears to be floating above the structures walls.

A ribbon window running along the building’s facades serves to emphasize the roof floating above the structure walls and cancels out the feeling of mass that its size suggests.

A long, narrow reflection pool follows the structure’s walls, reflecting and emphasizing their covering and texture.”

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Photos by: Amit Geron

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4 Comments to Float House by Pitsou Kedem Architects

  1. bhupinder gupta says:

    Very nice building front

  2. Denise says:

    Absolutley captivating, pleasant beauty and relaxing. Those are some of the words I can use to describe how I felt looking at the pictures. A 10+ project. Wish it was mine!

  3. Sridhar says:

    Don’t houses in western countries need secured wall and windows? Anybody can break in such houses. However the layout of this house inviting. I wish I could live in such a house. Well ventilated, plenty of sunshine indoors.

  4. ermes68 says:

    The best house style for me

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