Float Property by Pitsou Kedem Architects

Float Home is a venture completed by Pitsou Kedem Architect in 2013.

Positioned in Tel Aviv, Israel, this single story contemporary home covers an spot of 5,920 square feet (550 sqm).

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Float Home by Pitsou Kedem Architects:

“A a single story, private residence in the center of the country.  The architectural idea was to develop a framework with a steady, wide room, divided by internal courtyards and movable partitions into smaller spaces employed for a range of different functions.

The distinct spaces and internal courtyards are joined collectively are joined with each other into 1 structure by 2, ultra-thin roofs supported at one particular central point so that seem to float in the air.  The 2 roofs merge, one particular into the other and extend for 5 meters above the building front walls. The whole roof is constructed from lightweight resources and, in purchase to provide a thin, wispy search at its edges, it is constructed with a reasonable slop in direction of its center.

The structure itself is constructed from a series of spaces that are conceivably inner and conceivably external spaces.  The entrance is framed with a wall of wooden slats which constitute what could be regarded as the initial boundary in between the outdoors and the within.

When getting into the room, we pass through a space resembling an entrance lobby – once more, conceivably internal and conceivably external – which embodies the soft seam amongst the outdoors and inside regions.

While walking by way of the entrance lobby room, we cross a transparent pool, studded with huge basalt rocks and trees that seem to float on the water.  As we enter the entrance lobby, we knowledge the illusion that the residence is floating and becoming reflected, just as the roof appears to be floating above the structures walls.

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

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

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Photographs by: Amit Geron

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