With a name that doesn’t necessarily resonate with its comprehensive design, the F House is surrounded by pine trees that make it appear modest by comparison. Pierced by a collection of windows opening the house to surrounding landscape, this carefully designed residence occupies 2,799 square feet in Savyon, Israel. Its durable steel structure was dressed in wooden frames and showcases a play of custom designed wood details and white volumes. Israeli architectural studio Alroy Hazak Architects proudly included the construction of the F House in their portfolio, imagining this modern residence as a duet of form and function, in perfect harmony with the existing landscape. Dramatic design lines construct a picturesque interior design boasting a double-height living space defined by a high bookcase. This light-flooded space reaches up to the mezzanine level, where the open space captures views of the backside swimming pool and deck just like the ground level. Take a good look at all the inspiring details and let us know what you think.
What is new and exciting now can quickly begin to look tired and out of fashion, so the best buildings don’t just consider what will be interesting to look at now, but also how it might look to people in five, fifty or even a hundred years’ time. 2013’s hotly contested RIBA Stirling Prize went to Witherford Watson Mann Architects for their work on Astley Castle, Warwickshire. In what RIBA Past President Stephen Hodder has described as an extreme retrofit, the project essentially saw a new building inserted subtly into the heart of the old, with a new, two storey residence now hidden within the sandstone walls of the ruins of this medieval castle, to be used as a holiday home for up to eight guests
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