Architect Pitsou Kedem - Layers of White

This beautiful spacious penthouse apartment was built around a central circular motif that divides the residence into two parts, with a narrow and long corridor that divides the home into two distinct wings. In an attempt to unite the two sections and transform the concrete nucleus into a connection between the spaces, Architect Pitsou Kedem chose to cover it with dynamic developed geometric shaped textures that he designed for the project.

The cladding is three dimensional and made from large sheets of white painted aluminum that he hung on the nucleus’s ceiling. The apartment’s spaces were designed to create a meditative atmosphere with monochromatic sheets all based on the color white. Through a play on light, shadow and textures, multiple layers of white, almost ”colorful” in their richness were created, displaying many varied and deep hues of white. The city’s dynamism, it's depth and richness of color, its differing landscapes, all find expression in the monochromatic, almost monastic space that seems to invite the urban environment to coalesce with the apartments design.

The layers of pure, soft white, appears to have taken on a different frequency and strength from the beat of the city. The geometric shapes in the form of clusters of triangles reverberates, despite its whiteness, with the city’s pulse and energy. Pitsou Kedem choice of monastic and silent environment provides the perfect backdrop that enables the space to encompass the entire city seen on the horizon. 

“ I dream of a new age of curiosity. We have the technical means for it; the desire is there; the things to be known are infinite; the people who can employ themselves at this task exist. Why do we suffer? From too little: from channels that are too narrow, skimpy, quasi-monopolistic, insufficient. There is no point in adopting a quasi- protectionist attitude, to prevent 'bad' information from invading and suffocating the 'good'. Rather, we must simply multiply the paths and the possibilities of comings and goings."

Philosopher Michel Foucault