A project undertaken by the practices of Pitsou Kedem Architects and Axelrod Architects, G House exceeds the accepted limits of a simple minimalist design. Constructed on a small plot in a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel, the two level plus basement family home follows a horizontal framework punctuated by vertical and horizontal strips of glazing.
From the street level, the vertical glazing adds an interesting element which continues in the interior as it highlights the sweeping staircase to all levels, further illuminated by a linear skyline above. A further strip of glazing runs horizontally around the upper level of the house, giving the impression of a magically ‘floating’ roof. From the interior, it provides the private quarters with privacy and floods the upper levels with a gently filtered quality of light. On the ground level, the double height living space opens up to the pool and deck area through floor to ceiling windows, giving a lightness to the design as it is reflected in the mass of water.
While adhering to a basic geometrical form, G House is awarded a dynamic identity through the extensive use of glazing and the positioning of dramatic horizontal and vertical planes which meet harmoniously to provide a unique take on its minimal contemporary aesthetic.