Following the streams of contemporary minimalism, the house in Herzlyia, Israel, has a slightly irregular shape, facilitating a good natural light distribution throughout the house. The project, designed by Sharon Neuman Architects studio, spreads over 215 square meters, it has one upper floor and a glossy terrace, where one can just sit, enjoy good cups of tea and smart conversations. There’s a very nice zen garden, surrounding the house, creating a relaxing and comfortable place where you can recharge your batteries! The minimal, raw-kind of exterior makes the house look neat, despite its asymmetry.
The architects chose to implement an eco-friendly idea, for a healthier lifestyle. “The house is planned with energy efficiency as one of the leading goals. A number of design details are utilised, among them: efficient insulating materials, southern walls have extra thickness, Adobe blocks i nserted in selected places for extra thermal mass; Also, rainwater and dew are collected and stored, water recycled where possible, and solar water heater is installed as well as a composting device.” Flooded in a sea of white, the interior exhales brightness and exuberance and the smooth and subtle details used in completing the décor round out the house’s personality.
Inside the school, a wall made of cross-laminated timber separates classrooms from the main corridor, providing a space for storage and study. With very little to work with, the architects have managed to create a building that is much more than just the sum of all of its parts
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.