Sara M. Wright Architecture December 29th 2018, 04:04:12
Pitsou Kedem, an Israeli architect, and Tanju Özelgin, a Turkish interior and product designer, had been collaborating in successfully building the Herzelia Pituah House 4. The house is sitting on a piece of land in Herzliya Pituah, which is a rich neighborhood located on the western part of Herzliya, Israel. The house, which is a contemporary structure, is 6,458 square foot and is used as a vacation home for the family who is currently living abroad.
The idea behind the architectural work came to be put in the view in concrete fashion while all the other building façades were made open and disappear. The structure that supports the building is a sealed and solid structure but was made to appear to be floating as well as produce a strong feeling of visibility and lightness. The end result of the building left the house feeling like it was built from surfaces that are floating.
The design of the house uses three central masses as its base. The masses are surrounding a courtyard and swimming pool at the center. The three masses are the barrier and the border from the street, the interior of the neighbor’s and the home’s, and the courtyard. The house was aimed to create a space in which the border separating the outside and the inside became blurred. This was hoped to, in turn; create a fresher space that is a hybrid of external and internal space.
As the architect Pitzo Kedem put it, this house is the place that is both modern and minimalistic and eliminates completely the conventional barrier between the outside and the inside. And within such restrained space, there are hidden a wide open space and a dramatic atmosphere. To get a better understanding of the house structure and idea, check out our photo collection of Herzelia Pituah House 4 below and enjoy the breathtaking view that is absorbed into the beautiful structure of the house.