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House PS / TheHeder Partnership

  • 01:00 - 12 February, 2011
House PS / TheHeder Partnership
House PS / TheHeder Partnership, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +27

  • Architects

  • Location

    Even Yehuda, Israel
  • Architects

    TheHeder Partnership / Hanan Pomagrin, Brad Pinchuck, Boubi Luxembourg
  • Area

    400.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2008
  • Photographs

From the architect. House PS is the result of an ongoing investigation of the courtyard house typology with all its Mediterranean connotations of climate, shade and intimacy. In this house, the courtyard is designed in section rather than in plan. Placed above the lower ground floor and below the bedrooms of the upper floor, the courtyard is shaded from the hot summer sun. This central, shaded exterior room is a natural extension of the interior spaces of the house.

The house is in a typically suburban context, but the plot itself is an irregular "L" shape stretching between two streets creating 2 entrances. The southern family entrance is located under a cantilevered canopy and along a path leading towards the central courtyard. The northern formal entrance is through the double volume entrance hall and only then is the central courtyard revealed. The house is situated between 2 gardens - a lower south garden with swimming pool and the upper east winter garden.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

The proportions of the house are regulated by the golden section and Le Corbusier's modular. This investigation determines the dimensions in plan and in section and is revealed in the windows and bespoke timberwork.

The house is built over 3 different floor plates. The lower level is a long rectangle including a large playroom that opens out onto the lower garden and swimming pool. The ground floor is an “L” shaped plan including the entrance lobby, living room, dining room and kitchen and folds around the central courtyard. The top floor is “U” shaped in plan around a central narrow void with a family room in the middle and bedrooms on either side.

Within the intimate internal courtyard, the openings are large and generous and allow for interior and exterior spaces to merge. In contrast to this, the windows on the exterior walls are sheltered and controlled creating a tough protective shell.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

The interior spaces slowly reveal themselves along the carefully organized route starting from the lower ground floor up through the house and ending in a hidden curved staircase leading up to a private roof garden and meditation space.

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

Concealed skylights above the staircase provide soft reflected light that highlights the pure white surfaces. These skylights also open to provide for the natural ventilation of the interior spaces.

The white minimalist interior is further enhanced by the cool grey bespoke furniture. The starkly reduced pallet creates a quiet, intimate home colored by the family's active lifestyle.

Cite: "House PS / TheHeder Partnership" 12 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/109809/house-ps-theheder-partnership/>
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m gt · July 15, 2014

It reminds me of both Cobusier and Siza...

boredbywhite · September 18, 2013

Quite dull. We've seen this derivative modernism so many time before.

KJS · December 07, 2012

very geometrical and cool composition

nate · February 24, 2011

agree...has le corbusier written all over it. very nice though

Laura Casu · February 18, 2011

it reminds me of Villa La Roche

Eduardo Borba · February 15, 2011

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Herry Jani · February 14, 2011

the detail remind me of Richard meirer architecture

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Great house & photography

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Cool... composition is complicated enough...

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