The house located in the district of Savyon, 20 kilometers east of central Tel Aviv was designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects. The project titled, In Praise of Shadows, references the importance the designers placed on the relationship between the house and the sun. Weathered steel screens cast chequerboard patterns of sunlight and shadow across the internal surfaces of this house, The main component is a concrete shell that extends around a courtyard, but also frames the large glazed surfaces or openings containing the gridded metal screens. The see-through surfaces perform several purposes – controlling the amount of daylight that enters the building, limiting views from outside and helping to demarcate boundaries between various internal and external spaces. Simple and raw materials were chosen for the house, including exposed concrete, that was intended to enhance the „inanimate“ and „monastic“ properties of these surfaces.Photographs: Amit Geron via: Dezeen
„The shade and shadows moving across the building’s surfaces create a dynamic drama that makes the entire mass seem to be alive and full of movement,“Make sure to visit Dezeen and read the full article.