- Michal Sheffer
ConstructionRon Vidne construction LTD.
Site Area1250 sqm
Text description provided by the architects. The house is located in the quiet neighborhood of Savyon, a small ,well off community in the center of Israel.
The three level 437 sqm residence was designed in a minimalistic way, emphasizing long views and perspectives.
The house combines simple cubic volumes, chained together in plan and section.
The double height living room is separated from all other spaces by a glass skylight and continuous long windows from both sides, defining it as a large, independent element. It is connected to the private spaces by a long gallery which overlooks the public space and the outside view from the first level.
In contrast to its simple plan, The house has an intricate section; The spatial composition creates a generous space with increased sense of height anddepth.
The strong Mediterranean sunlight played an important role in the design; close consideration had been given to the way direct sunlight is streamed through the space, softened by the shading elements, flows inside and renders the white walls.
Huge sliding windows overlooking the garden and the pool, invite nature to become an integral part of the building making the sky, light and earth inseparable ingredients of the architectural creation.