Tel Aviv structure companies Pitsou Kedem and Baranowitz & Goldberg have used a sandy palette and sculptural particulars on this residence on the prime of John Pawson’s The Jaffa lodge.
The Jaffa Penthouse is an residence on the highest storey of The Jaffa lodge in Israel, and certainly one of 30 personal residences there additionally designed by Pawson.
Pitsou Kedem Architects and Baranowitz & Goldberg labored collectively to design the luxurious property by working off the outside shell created by Pawson, which has many home windows fronted by cream colored perforated steel screens.
The house spans 1,500 sq. metres and options panoramic views of the historic Arab port metropolis Jaffa, in addition to the Mediterranean sea and Tel Aviv within the distance.
A focus of the inside design is a spiral staircase that accesses a rooftop patio, which is identical dimension because the interiors under.
The stair is situated close to the doorway in the midst of house’s ground plan, which includes three rectangular volumes which might be organized in a curved form.
The penthouse residence has six bedrooms, a number of sitting and eating areas, a kitchen, health club and examine. Travertine stone columns are used as visible objects that assist divide open sitting rooms into separated areas.
“This penthouse, with its huge breadth of house, led us to think about shapes, division and proportion to enhance the juxtaposition of outdated and new with a real sense of house,” mentioned Baraonwitz & Goldberg founders Sigal Baraonwitz and Irene Goldberg.
“Stone sculptural partitions create separations between the totally different areas, which on one hand divide and the opposite, join, permitting a framed look of what lies past.”
A main bedroom, which takes up nearly a whole one of many house’s three parts, is outfitted with a sculptural rest room self-importance that’s elevated above the bottom at one finish.
The interiors have a pared-down aesthetic in cream tones, evocative of the Arab-style buildings that outline Jaffa. The sandy Mediterranean beachfront closeby additionally supplied a reference level.
“We blended collectively the traditional and the modern influences in an summary method, emulating the contrasts between the 2 in a harmonic and unified design,” Pitsou Kedem mentioned.
Native supplies like limestone and wooden are used prominently, alongside pale materials and light-weight partitions. Pops of blue, yellow and purple additionally characteristic.
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Virtually all the furnishings is by B&B Italia, De Padova and Carl Hansen. A sequence of cream couches by B&B Italia outline one a part of the house, and is paired with rugs and oak espresso tables additionally by the Italian model.
One other sitting space has curvy sofas by La Cividia, Carl Hansen oak armchairs and a Baxter white marble desk. Chaise lounges are by Divani, whereas a glass desk and armchair are by De Padova.
Due to the penthouse’s quite a few home windows, nearly all the rooms might be opened up as indoor-outdoor areas.
A rooftop patio designed by Israeli agency Mohr Avidan Panorama Structure rounds out the property and has travertine stone flooring, an outside kitchen and several other sitting areas.
The Jaffa Penthouse has companies and facilities from The Jaffa lodge, together with its outside swimming pool, personal parking, concierge, and housekeeping and room companies.
The Jaffa lodge has 120 rooms, a few of that are modern whereas others mirror the location’s historical past as a former French hospital within the 19th century.
Additionally a part of the property is the Chapel bar, which was beforehand a cathedral, in addition to Italian restaurant Don Camillo and Golda’s Delicatessen.
Pitsou Kedem, an eponymous agency based in 2000, has designed quite a few residences in Jaffa. These embrace an residence with white plaster and black iron surfaces and a residence situated in a constructing with historic stone partitions.
Tel Aviv may be very near Jaffa, often known as Yafo, and the 2 cities are linked by way of a promenade alongside the Mediterranean seashore. The better space Tel Aviv-Yafo is flourishing with an ever-growing restaurant and hospitality sector.
Images is by Amit Geron.
Inside designers: Pitsou Kedem, Baranowitz & Goldberg
Challenge architect: Tseela Zuaretz
Panorama architect: Mohr Avidan Panorama Structure
Lighting design: Orly Avron Alkabes
Styling: Eti Buskila