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Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects

  • 01:00 - 6 November, 2013
Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects
Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +19

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

From the architect. A 270 square meter plot was used as the foundation for a Tel Aviv town house consisting of a basement and an additional 6 floors. The owners wanted to create the experience of life in a private residence but within the city.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

The architect, Pitsou Kedem, designed an urban style courtyard on the roof and, as a result, reversed the usually, permanent, order of things. The authentic, urban skyline reveals to those in the courtyard, Tel Aviv's rooftops and thus realizes the urban experience that the owners wanted to achieve.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

The architectural design was based on a cross section of the structure whilst creating a physical and visual relationship between all the floors. Each floor encompasses an area of some 100 square meters with every floor being used for a different purpose. This enables the house's residents to create common meeting spaces alongside separated spaces that, together, maximize the usage off the space and maximize the privacy that day to day life in a home requires.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

Thus, the design incorporates a separate floor for the parents living area which includes a large library, a floor devoted to children's rooms, a common living floor and the upper floor for the pool. Wooden paneling is used around openings on the ground floor and is also used to disguise the entrance hall and a separate living unit.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

The home's internal stairwell is designed as a dramatic, vertical line. In contrast to the stairwell common in most apartment buildings which is usually designed to be hidden from view, in this design the stairwell is open and runs along a wall covered grey. Silicate blocks.

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Cite: "Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects" 06 Nov 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/445177/tel-aviv-townhouse-pitsou-kedem-architects/>
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sd · November 12, 2013

Franklin's house of Rockstar.

Marshall Lambert · November 07, 2013

love the roof terrace with the pool...but so many levels for a house??? would drive me insane.

armeyn · November 07, 2013

build townhouse in a piece of somebody's land..
whatta shame!!!

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