A modernist home for the ages
Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem designs a home for his family near Tel Aviv.
Incorporating the materials and style of neighboring 1950s houses, he designed a great-looking 4,000-square-foot modernist-inspired home “characterized by buildings with low silhouettes and horizontal lines set in a rich grove of eucalyptus trees,” Kedem writes in a project description. The two-level structure has a low silhouette facing the road that is obscured by evergreen Brachychiton trees. The architect says that it “was designed to blend in with the architectural characteristics of the other homes, all built using modern architectural values.”
The design includes skylights and windows to let in natural light and provide views of eucalyptus trees outside. Poised on a sloping plot almost double its size, the house has a seductive indoor-outdoor feel.
Materials such as exposed concrete, iron, raw wood and silicate bricks give the house a sleek feel. Clever touches like a floating concrete ceiling keep the house feeling light and airy despite the industrial finishes.
Round windows of varying sizes add balancing curves to the home’s boxy lines and allow light pouring in from the skylight to scatter throughout the space, which is decorated with Israeli art and furnishings by leading brands and designers.
Kedem says he was going for a timeless design. This unpretentious, comfortable and stylish family home in Tel Aviv is a perfect illustration of how the clean lines and open spaces that characterize modernist style have truly stood the test of time – and continue to capture the imaginations of people around the world.
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