Layers of White by Pitsou Kedem Architects

By Jessica • 29 mins ago

Layers of White is a personal property located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The 5,382-square-foot property was created by Pitsou Kedem Architects.

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Layers of White by Pitsou Kedem Architects:

“A spacious, penthouse apartment built close to a central circular motif that divides the residence into 2 parts with a narrow, prolonged corridor that, in essence, divides the residence into 2 distinct wings.

In an try to unite the 2 sections and transform the concrete nucleus into a connection between the spaces, the architect chose to cover it with dynamic, creating geometrically shaped textures especially made for the undertaking. The cladding is 3 dimensional and manufactured from large sheets of white painted aluminum hung on the nucleus’s ceiling. The apartment’s spaces had been made to create a meditative atmosphere with monochromatic sheets all based on the shade white. By means of a play on light and shadow and textures, numerous layers of white, almost ”colorful” in their richness are developed, displaying numerous varied and deep hues of white.

The apartments screen walls, originally small aluminum squares, had been exchanged for massive windows with no horizontal divisions that allow the urban landscape to burst into the apartment’s spaces. The city’s dynamism, its depth and richness of shade, its differing landscapes, all uncover expression in the monochromatic, almost monastic area that would seem to invite the urban environment to coalesce with the apartments design. Layers of pure, soft white, which appear to have taken on a diverse frequency and strengths from the beat of the city. The geometric, creating shapes in the type of clusters of triangles reverberates, regardless of its whiteness, with the city’s pulse and vitality. The very same triangular clusters appear as a motif on the balcony’s “green” wall that was especially created for the apartment and in which we will spot plants in similar geometric frames.

The apartments light fittings total the regarded and thrifty look of the apartment’s lines. Long, thin strips of light emphasize the linier axis along the length of the corridor and ceiling fixtures that seem as functions of origami compliment the triangular, 3 dimensional walls. Hidden lighting is installed along the walls that emphasizes the surfaces of the triangles and produces, from the central wall a wall that is also a sculpture, dramatic and dynamic. Thus the apartment’s numerous layers of white create a surprising depth and geometrical, authentic and evident varieties against a pure backdrop and a reduction in the apartment’s colours. The designer’s selection of this kind of a monastic and silent setting provide the ideal backdrop that allows the area to encompass the entire city seen on the horizon.”

Pictures by: Amit Geron

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