“The Float House” is a modern family house in Tel Aviv, Israel and was founded in 2013 by Pitsou Kedem Architect designed. The architects’ concept was to build a spacious house on the 550 square meter property, which is separated into smaller rooms with different functions by inner courtyards and movable room dividers.
Modern single-family house covers 550 square meters
The various rooms and courtyards are connected as a whole by two ultra-thin roofs supported by a central point so that they seem to float in the air. The two roofs merge and extend 5 meters above the front walls of the house. The entire roof is made of lightweight materials with a slight slope.
Modern single-family house with inner courtyard
The house itself consists of a series of rooms where the boundaries between inside and outside merge. The entrance is framed with a wall of wooden slats, which can be perceived as the border between the two areas. The facade protects the residents from prying eyes from the street, while the house on the other side opens completely to the inner courtyard.
If you walk through the entrance hall, you cross a transparent pool with large basalt rocks and trees that seem to float on the water. If you take a closer look at the pictures, you will experience the illusion that the house is floating and reflected in the pool, just like the roof hovers over the glass walls. The long, narrow pool follows the line of the walls and creates breathtaking water mirror effects, emphasized by the lights at night.