Photographs: Tal Nisim
Planning and interior design of 212 sqm+100 sqm basement house, built on a 500 sqm plot. The house, a clean rectangular white box embraced by exposed concrete walls. The long southern façade enjoys the soothing Mediterranean sun year-round, penetrating the large windows along their entire length. The southern orientation of the building, combined with the integral pergola, protects internal spaces from direct rays of light while providing optimal luminosity of the interior. The ground floor spreads over 120 sqm consisting of public functions such as living, dining, and cooking. These functions share one large open space with a concealed kitchen extension allowing the convenient concealment of any kitchen work in progress. A stripe, in the form of a cockpit window, stretches the full length of the vast kitchen counter. The window overlooks both the entrance walkway as well as the street. The dining table, being the center point of household activities, stands to overlook the outdoors though numerous openings engulfed in Omni direction light.
Natural raw materials in their most primitive form were used throughout the building. Examples are primal exposed concrete in its casting texture, black iron front door, unpainted aluminum window frames, industrial uncolored plywood panels. The plywood panels are an environmentally friendly wood that originates through industrial growth and does not require the cutting down natural timber.
An Upper floor of 92 sqm is discovered through the staircase in a multi-function zone embracing a large patio. The patio, acting as a funnel of light, pours natural light onto the entire floor enabling various exposures throughout the day. The master bedroom features an additional private open terrace in a southerly orientation, bathing the bedroom in a gentle blanket of light.