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Y Duplex Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects

This is a small yet complex project of a duplex apartment renovation. The apartment combines modern elements by using materials in their raw form: exposed concrete wall, iron stairs and furniture, a terrazzo floor, poured on-site and unpainted wood. The space created by the new stairwell, divides the movement and the axis of the existing space in a way that creates a dramatic architectural cross section through the apartment, links the different levels and allows natural light to penetrate the building through glass skylights inserted into the roof of the upper floor. The new cross section creates a double space with transparent glass and a system of moveable wooden slats that makes it possible to create a view between the spaces or to allow privacy and natural light control.

The restraint and scale of the apartment design avoiding the use of gimmicks make it into a “timeless architecture”. Despite the fact that the apartments has a small area, the spaces feel large and spacious. The wide and open views out to the scenery and in between the neighbourhood buildings create the feeling of a light and airy space. The border between the interior spaces and the balconies is almost totally blurred by a thin glass panel system. The use of the same flooring, purred terrazzo, both inside and outside also contributes to this feeling of continuity.

Y Duplex Penthouse, Tel Aviv, Israel, by Pitsou Kedem Architect Pitsou Kedem Architects
Photography by Amit Geron


Friday, April 24th, 2015


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2 Responses to
“Y Duplex Penthouse by Pitsou Kedem Architects”

  1. Dora peter Says:

    Hey,Hi… Nice pics.Mostly,I liked the wide and open views out to the scenery and the modern elements which are so vibrant…:)Nice share….Cheers-Dora Pete.

  2. Adriana Says:

    Hey! Great information and lovely pics! We really like your taste and the ideas that you share!!!

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