Paritzki & Liani Architectsby Danielle Gorodenzik | 22.04.18
Meet Paritzki & Liani, the most undercover architects of the country. Between greenery and the bustling Shuk HaCarmel, one would not imagine that the nucleus of Paritzki & Liani Architects is beneath a slender building in the heart of Tel Aviv. At their headquarters, the production room is filled with models and files in every direction while designers are fixated onto screens in a religious silence.
Spearheaded by founders Itai Paritzki and Paola Liani since 2001, the architecture studio is dedicated to timeless design that is “searching for the original structure”. They avoid forcing of proportion, and always contextualize to the urban fabric, keeping in mind that “Architecture is poetry, or it is not architecture”. The studios project the A/L House in Marseille is an example of how to formulate a landscape inspired by Japanese gardens, with space divided by objects and captivating scenes. At the entrance, you are immediately greeted with an internal garden that extends out onto the winter swimming pool.
Built in Israel and later exhibited in the Maxxi Museum in Rome, the geometric shaped R/D House focuses on structure, light, wind, and view. Located along the sea, the studio concentrated on the relationship between landscape and architecture.
Their latest project soon to be completed the IS House is inspired by large spaces of nature such as forests and woods. Conceptually influenced by fonction oblique (oblique function), theorized and developed by Claude Parent and Paul Virilio, IS House is built on the idea of how a body physically experiences a space with degrees of inclination, fractures, and interpenetrations.
Located in the hometown of co-founder Itai Paritzki, the Barud House in Jerusalem is a clear example of how the studio approaches history with novitas (novelty, newness). The word Barud is related to the layered history of the city, it is a call shouted by construction workers before exploding rock mountain in Jerusalem for excavation. Paritzki & Liani Architects believe that “. . . Creation necessarily brings you ‘forward’, without an element of innovation there is no progress. Creation is novelty.”
The studio interpreted the Jerusalem stone as if it were an ancient bas-relief. The design team kept the natural vegetation intact as well as the original Jerusalem stone inside the home. The exterior is covered with an innovative stone pattern that depicts the golden light of the city, varying to the season and hour the stone transmits shades of gold, pink, white, and sand. Paritzki & Liani Architects innovation is embedded throughout the country keeping the rich history of the landscape with a touch of novelty.
Paritzki & Liani Architects
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