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J House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

  • 22:00 - 10 August, 2016
J House / Pitsou Kedem Architects
J House / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Hertsliya, Israel
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Nurit Ben Yosef
  • Architect in Charge

    Nurit Ben Yosef
  • Area

    800.0 m2
  • Photographs

  • Lighting design

    Orly Avron Alkabes
  • Styling for photography

    Eti Buskila
  • Total Site Area

    1120 sqm
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© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

From the architect. The story of the J House originates from its surroundings. The view from the street to the entrance reveals a resolute stone path, a sidewalk, asphalt and an outdoor wall, all forming one complete composition. After a moment, tension is created by the realization of the slope downward from the street and the ambitious reach of the roof upwards - a roof noted by its whiteness, long window and sense of levity.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

The contrasting lines of the ascending roof and descending land foreshadow the inner scheme of the home. For example the iron white lattice whose hollow spaces serve the light pouring in from diagonal roof - shadowy shapes appear to swim amidst reflections of light. An iron white staircase lends itself to the general atmosphere of the home- prismatic, multi-dimensional, exposing its occupant to the light and air wafting about the home. A frozen dance full of play - transparency and her opposite - are always picture perfect.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
Plan
Plan
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© Amit Geron

Ripples of water, the lines of glass, cable rails, and patches of light, all become actors in a domestic tableau. The pace of their movements is dictated by the sun - every degree of movement changes the light and the sequence of reflections and shape - the existing choreography of the home amplifies a visitor’s sense of being as either an additional source of movement or the beholder thereof.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
Section
Section
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© Amit Geron

The choreography of the home is not just a dramatic tableau - it is full of humor as well. There is free-wielding hand of movement that creates virtuosic freedom wherever one roams. The freedom of design is intimately connected to its complexity across levels - two floors of private bedrooms intersected by common split-levels - the higher one is the busiest hub for visitors. It showcases the fallen garden whose greenery embellishes the intricate shadows and provides vantage to the pool, surrounding walls and outdoor lounge.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

These aspects, integrated into the design, play across levels and enhance the dimension of movement of the entire architecture - the lowered seating area, the English yard, reflecting pools and the entrance bridge. These are borne of the same logic - to enforce the visitor’s experience of presence in the space.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

Thus, the visitor is an agent in their experience - that is to say - it is incumbent upon them to understand the ongoing transformation - every look, every movement, every use of space requires sensory awareness and wakefulness. Every moment is a new one-time occurrence, where sunlight falls on the building components providing a never before seen unique performance. Dance envelops in the visitor’s presence as it does even without them.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron
Cite: "J House / Pitsou Kedem Architects" 10 Aug 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/792950/j-house-pitsou-kedem-architects/>
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