Dual House

Dual House

Architect
Axelrod Architects

Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location
Tel-Aviv, Israel
Project Year
2016
Category
Private Houses
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
SofaFlexform
washbasinCeramica Catalano
LampDCW éditions
N°411 | Floor lamp
ManufacturersBulthaup
ManufacturersHabitat

Product Spec Sheet
Lamp
N°411 | Floor lamp by DCW éditions
Manufacturers
Manufacturers
by Habitat

Dual House by Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architects

Axelrod Architects as Architects

A duplex house located in a small neighborhood north of Tel-Aviv, Israel, resides two families of close friends. Both are well attuned to modern architecture as owners of construction technology solutions businesses.The goal was to design two different single family houses, each with its own unique plan, and still maintain a unified and coherent architectural element.


The architecturaldesignsets a dialogue between the modernist basic principlesof the early 20th century ofbasic, simple anddecoration freegeometry, and the latest technological solutions that can be used in today’s homes.


The first Houseis composed of two basicshapes that create aminimalistic and balanced composition. It contains two concrete masse, withone floating on top ofthe other and creates afeathery feeling despitethe massive materials. These twoshapesextend overahorizontal axis.some parts areoverlapping whilein otherareas they detachand break outopposite directions.


The meeting point of these two masses isa vertical axis that cuts the horizontal positionwith a use of a staircase that goes through all levels of the house. These oppositesacross the horizontal and vertical lines create the architectural conflict and strain.The two masses also enable clear functional separationwiththe lower mass containing the public spaces and the upper one hosting the private section.


The upper unit is a box that opens up to the view. The interior functions are separated by partitions while ensuring all facing the open view.The lower structure delivers an open space that is connected to the outside. Without a formal entry point, these openings merge the interior and the exterior and allow a daily and unformal passage between the inside and the outside.


The floating mass at the top provides shading to the parts below and thus creates an outdoor space that feels like an integral part of the interior. The yard and swimming pool are part of the structural composition as well, and made of clear and minimalistic lines.


To enhance the minimalistic design, the materials used provide a sense of rawness, sincerity and coherency. The exposed and clean concrete gets a lighter and more open interpretation thanks to the constructive technology that allows the usage of big openings, a wide open floor plan and the hovering of the upper mass into the open view.


Featured Projects
Latest Products
News
Top 10 Trending Glazed Office Partitions
12 Aug 2022 Specification
Top 10 Trending Glazed Office Partitions

Glazed office partition systems respond to the essential needs oftoday’s workplaces. Transpare... More

Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto merges a contemporary volume with Italian rural vernacular
11 Aug 2022 News
Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto merges a contemporary volume with Italian rural vernacular

In Italy’s Apulian countryside, Casa Aco by Giuseppe Gurrieri Architetto is a renovation and e... More

Refugee Museum of Denmark (FLUGT) by BIG sheds light on the stories, challenges, emotions, and spirit of the world's refugees
9 Aug 2022 News
Refugee Museum of Denmark (FLUGT) by BIG sheds light on the stories, challenges, emotions, and spirit of the world's refugees

Situated on the site of Denmark's largest Refugee camp from World War II, FLUGT by BIG is a museum d... More

Haydon Xi’an by Salone Del Salon is an artistic tribute to Retro, Sci-fi and Fantasy
8 Aug 2022 News
Haydon Xi’an by Salone Del Salon is an artistic tribute to Retro, Sci-fi and Fantasy

Haydon, a multi-brand cosmetics retailer recently opened its doors to a striking, new retail space i... More

Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre by Rizvi Hassan is an ode to indigenous way of living
8 Aug 2022 News
Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre by Rizvi Hassan is an ode to indigenous way of living

Located on a hilltop in the middle of a refugee camp area, The Rohingya Cultural Memory Centre, desi... More

CoBe Architecture and Paysage design a Residential Complex with an Interplay of Solid and Void
8 Aug 2022 News
CoBe Architecture and Paysage design a Residential Complex with an Interplay of Solid and Void

Located near the Bordeaux Saint-Jean railway station, Tri Postal Block designed by CoBe architecture... More

Habitat Groupé Bolette accommodates two separate houses within one confident brick volume
5 Aug 2022 News
Habitat Groupé Bolette accommodates two separate houses within one confident brick volume

On a building plot in a small Brabant village, two families are accommodated within two separate hou... More

MATISSE patisserie by NOMMA STUDIO celebrates the energy and simplicity of the famous painter’s work
5 Aug 2022 News
MATISSE patisserie by NOMMA STUDIO celebrates the energy and simplicity of the famous painter’s work

Well-designed interior spaces are one of the many reasons for the ongoing popularity of patisseries.... More