The highest ranking Israeli architect on the Hot List is Tel Aviv-based Pitsou Kedem, whose Modernist-inspired homes and apartments are perennial favourites of Dezeen readers.
Concrete dominated the architect's output over the past year, used in a number of different ways.
For a 1950s-inspired property in Tel Aviv he chose to create large blank walls of the material, while concrete slabs framed expansive windows at a family house in Ramat Gan. By contrast, another residence he completed brought together white rendered concrete and geometric-patterned shutters.
The year also saw Kedem launch a nature-inspired furniture and homeware collection.
1. Pitsou Kedem uses board-marked concrete, glass and steel for Modernist-inspired home in Tel Aviv
2. Pitsou Kedem combines four apartments to create penthouse home with sculptural wall surfaces
3. Pitsou Kedem brings together translucent, transparent and opaque materials for family house
4. Pitsou Kedem's House by the Sea features stripy aluminium walls and a cantilevered bedroom
5. Pitsou Kedem unveils first items from Object furniture and homeware collection