House E / Neuman Hayner Architects

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Text description provided by the architects. 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.


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."

House E / Neuman Hayner Architects - Windows, Chair, Bed
© 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.

House E / Neuman Hayner Architects - Windows, Countertop, Beam
© 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.

House E / Neuman Hayner Architects - Table, Windows, Chair, Patio, Deck, Beam
© 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.

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© 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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Cite: "House E / Neuman Hayner Architects" 07 Nov 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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