I find this dream home undeniably fascinating – especially with the bare cement combined harmoniously with wood, metal and glass. The Ramat Gan House 2 completed by Pitsuo Kedem Architects is definitely breathtaking. The modern architects at the Israel-based architectural firm captured the essence of a modern architecture without becoming overly futuristic.
Without decorations and ornaments, the Ramat Gan House 2 is filled with architectural intricacies. I find the series of boxes or square-like structures intriguing in the most personal and intimate way. The intricacies created a sense of “feeling” the intangible elements like reflection, light and transparency, which will basically let you see through the interiors and exteriors, vice versa.
Through these intangible elements, the differences in the volumes were emphasized thus creating different perceptions on the living spaces depending on which view you are looking at. I personally like the clean and modern design that this house demonstrates. Glass – with its transparency – only heightened the design to levels beyond modern expectation. It allowed natural light to seep in and provide illumination during the day. In the same manner, the artificial light coming from the inside could seep out during night.
The project was completed in 2011 and it consists of three levels located in Ramat Gan in Tel-Aviv, Israel.
At a glance, I could say that it is more like a box than a house but on close inspection the house floor plans were perfectly implemented so that public domains are exposed while the private domains remained private and away from prying eyes. It is demonstrated perfectly through its orientation – with the façade facing the street. The soft edges on the long, horizontal lines all throughout the house created a connection both exteriorly and interiorly – it gives off a sense of being frozen in time.
The great kitchen is also ultra-modern devoid with any obvious appliance.
Overall, the modern home demonstrates a polished and minimalistic design bringing out the exact theme that the designers chose. There is also a sense of dynamism in this house through the random lines opening through the white walls on private domains where light could penetrate in – it is almost dramatic and in motion.
While I cannot say that the layout is perfect and inspirational, I could say that the space is meditative despite its dynamism. The style is sleek and polished providing a great deal of care in the details including the integration and combination of the different materials.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 1 May, 2012