Project: A house for an Architect – himself
Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: Ramat Hasharon, Israel
Area: 4090 sq ft
Photographs by: Amit Geron
A House For An Architect by Pitsou Kedem Architects
Whenever you are working with clients, you need to pay attention to all of the details that they are going to tell you about the home that they want you to design for them, but what if you are your client? It doesn’t make it any easier, because as an architect, you’ll know of thousands of ways something can be done and picking one for yourself is often much more difficult than following some boundaries set by the clients. For Pitsou Kedem it didn’t pose much of an issue as the house that he has designed from himself is perfect in anyway you look at it.
From the architects: “The neighborhood where architect Pitsou Kedem designed a home for himself and his family was established in the 1950’s by army veterans and can be characterized by buildings with low silhouettes and horizontal lines set in a rich grove of eucalyptus trees. Kedem’s home was designed to blend in with the architectural characteristics of the other homes, all built using modern architectural values. “
What makes this contemporary home a unique one is the combination of elements such as the concrete ceiling and continuous windows as well as the usage of materials in their original state. For example, in this house some of the materials that are used are exposed concrete, iron, uncolored wood and silicate bricks.
Kedem’s home is a two-story house whose two floors are divided by a metal staircase with a unique texture and no covering materials. Throughout the day, the interior receives light from the sky light that runs its entire length covered by wooden slats.