This unconventional design by Pitsou Kedem blurs the borders between private space and outdoor space. In a new building, in the old north of Tel Aviv, a unique penthouse covering an entire floor of some 600 square meters, is open and transparent in four directions.
The entire penthouse is wrapped with a screen of clear walls. The internal spaces, floating within the building’s shell, are fully exposed to the city. Passages and movement, or corridors in conventional design language, to the rooms and then, on to the apartment’s spaces are next to the structure’s outer shell. No rooms connect with this outer shell and no rooms block or shut off the view over the city. The levels of transparency and exposure are regulated using various methods of shading. Thus long and continuous lines of sight are preserved from one of the apartment to the other.
Along the entire frontage, some 25 meters, there are transparent, teak framed, sliding doors which allow for the opening and closing of the various internal spaces, such as bedrooms and bathrooms, to the external shell. Thus the city merges into the apartment, the climate is regulated and the residents can enjoy the sky line and changing lights at any given time.
趋于国际化风格的公寓同时保留了这个时代建筑精神的经典烙印，如Jean Prouvé的印记。Jean Prouvé的作品不加修饰，强调建筑的实用性。所用的大部分材料都以其原始状态呈现出来。地面采用水磨石；客厅内，暴露的混凝土墙与金属书橱形成和谐的统一体。泳池由黑石铺就而成，这样，城市全貌便可完全倒映在水中。赤素馨树盆景沿着阳台摆放，将特拉维夫市花园的特色景观搬到了紧邻天际的建筑顶层。业主有大量的艺术藏品。这些艺术品在空间设计中扮演着十分重要的角色，让空间和艺术品之间建立了紧密的联系。为了营造快乐的家庭氛围，黄色装点了正门和橱柜，并零星散布在公寓的各个区域。
The apartment’s style corresponds with international styling whilst retaining classical influences in the spirit of the period. Such as, the style of French architect Jean Prouvé whose work was unembellished, placing the emphasis on practicality.
The materials used in the apartment’s construction are, for the most part, shown in their raw state. The floor is poured terrazzo and an exposed concrete wall in the living room is offset with a metal bookcase. The pool is completely covered with dark stone so that the city can be reflected in its entirety in the water. Along the balcony we find planters with Frangipani trees that reflect and continue the characteristic flora of many Tel Aviv gardens.
The apartment’s residents have an impressive collection of art. This played a significant role in the design of the spaces, each of which relates to the specific piece displayed in it.
And the responsibility for bringing a smile to the design has been given the yellow hue that has been used in the main door, the closet and additional touches of yellow scattered around the apartment.
Design: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Head architect: Ran M. Brodies
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Irena Goldberg, Nurit Ben Yosef and Ran M. Brodies.
Photography: Amit Garon.
Styling for photographs: Eti Buskila
项目来源: Pitsou Kedem Architects