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House E / Sharon Neuman Architects

  • Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects
  • Location: Harutzim, Israel
  • Architect:  Sharon Neuman Architects
  • Project Team: Sharonneuman, Sharonwolman
  • Area: 300.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Amit Gosher

© Amit Gosher © Amit Gosher © Amit Gosher © Amit Gosher

From the architect. The house is built on exceptional terrain – very long and narrow plot of 940 sq. m. The proportions were one of the generators for the design. The clients wanted a large, spacious house on one hand, while maintaining the intimacy and the sense of a warm family life on the other.

Plan
Plan

The client's dream was clearly defined: strong connection between inside and outside, huge patio as a main feature, connected to most of the rooms. A house that will not be too flashy for its surroundings. And if possible, a plan that would deal with their inherent mess. "We need you to help us to be more organized."

© Amit Gosher
© Amit Gosher

The solution is to plan the house one level, which creates intimacy despite the size. The house is organized around a central courtyard embraced by the public space and the children's rooms.

© Amit Gosher
© Amit Gosher

The house is based on the longitudinal axis as private area and an open square space 120 sq.m as public area. a dramatic long corridor is lighted by a "light-fall" – a sky light window devised to also let hot air out.

© Amit Gosher
© Amit Gosher

We dealt with the subject of an organization and order using a huge piece of furniture designed as multi – functional storage, located in the central open space, accessed from four sided. One of its sides hides the steps leading down to the basement and has a niche displaying a collection of sculptures.

© Amit Gosher
© Amit Gosher

Concrete is one of the most common materials here, and is used in a unique way - thin fiber cement surfaces form the kitchen countertops and wrap the island, coat the window sills, the surfaces in bathrooms and garden benches.

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