The Haifa House Exhibits the Classism of the Bauhaus Style

By: Vasiliki Marapas - Jun 10, 2014
References: pitsou & contemporist
The Haifa House, designed by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem, is located in Haifa's French Carmel neighborhood.

The architect drew inspiration from the Bauhaus style, a design movement that gained traction in Israel in the wake of international styling trends, and is characterized by a uniformity of color and simple finishes. Kedem sought to merge this design with contemporary styling practices. The project description states, "The sophistication and the minimalism that existed at the heyday of the Bauhaus period have been translated, in this latest reincarnation, into a spacial purity and prestigious restraint."

The architect wanted to ensure movement and spatial continuity throughout the house. He did so by creating a symbiotic relationship between the center of the house and its surrounding segments. He also exercised restraint with materials, colors and directions, ultimately creating a refined and timeless space.