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Pitsou Kedem Architects' black Pavilion House is reflected onto a linear swimming pool in Israel
Israel Architecture News - Jul 8, 2019 - 06:36 4682 views
Called Pavilion House, the 300-square-metre house is located in a residential area north of Tel Aviv, the back garden of the house is differentiated with a linear swimming pool at the garden.
Although from afar, the house seems one-leveled, this house – which sits on a platform that rises 60cm above ground level and it has another level dug underground.
The Pavilion House's structure resembles a tent raised on stilts – eight frames of steel poles and beams, set in two-meter intervals, hold the concrete ceiling and frame the central space, reaching 3.85m high.
Around the layout of poles and beams the house is enveloped with wide windows held in place with a surrounding steel beam in which various systems are concealed. A ribbon window situated above the beam makes the ceiling seem to float - another ribbon window, set in the gap between the platform and the house, illuminates the basement.
The house takes more natural light entering through a rectangular internal courtyard at the heart of the house, completely open to the sky and surrounded with glass walls that allow sunlight to reach the basement floor.
"This abundance of natural light is framed with four thick walls, one on each facade – that delineate the house’s different areas (the entrance wall, the living room wall, or the main bedroom)," said Pitsou Kedem Architects.
"These walls are covered in a thin layer of slate planks placed one slightly overlapping the other. This arrangement of planks sets the tone of the house’s overall design – the window openings in the walls, the texture of the internal walls and the carpentry items, the flooring slabs and the garden planters."
Pitsou Kedem Architects has office in Tel-Aviv and produces various types of projects, including residential, commercial and housing projects. The studio recently completed the Split House in the Savyon district of Israel - the house feature large scale sunken yards.
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