Pitsou Kedem Architects I The Float House

The Float House, gives the illusion of a home floating on water. The stunning modern residence located in Israel was designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects.  The home is a one story private residence in the center of the country.  The architectural concept was to create a structure with a continuous wide space divided by internal courtyards and movable partitions into smaller spaces used for a variety of different functions.  The structure itself is constructed from a series of spaces that are conceivably internal and external. The spaces and internal courtyards are joined together into one structure by two ultra-thin roofs supported at one central point that seems to float in the air. 

Walking through the entrance lobby space, you cross a transparent pool studded with large basalt rocks and trees that seem to float on water.  The entrance is framed with a wall of wooden slats which constitute what could be considered the initial boundary between the outside and the inside.  The entrance lobby gives you the illusion that the house is floating and being reflected, just as the roof appears to be floating above the structured walls.  A ribbon window running along the beautiful building’s facade serves to emphasize the roof floating above the structured walls, canceling out the feeling of massive. 

Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects,
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
Site Area: 2,000 sqm
Area: 550 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Geron


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