neuman hayner plans L-shaped poolside family residence in tel aviv
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conceived by neuman hayner architects, this generously sized and inviting home in tel aviv is formed by two cubed volumes, connected by a passageway to result in a L-shaped floorplan. realized for a family of four with enough space to host visitors, the first volume holds the open-plan communal areas – the lounge, kitchen, dining and entrance – and a mezzanine level above the kitchen used for a study.
a outdoor courtyard is protected by the external concrete envelope
the building itself is a combination of concrete and steel, with large openings on each side to ensure minimal artificial light is required throughout the day. in order to blend the interior with the surrounding landscape, the design team placed an emphasis on the open-plan spaces featuring floor-to-ceiling sliding doors that lead out and face the large patio and private swimming pool.
a vast patio hosts a swimming pool, bar space and a lounge area
the other wing is accessed through a four-meter wide hallway. comprised of three-storeys, the ground floors contain an additional lounge, two children rooms, laundry and guest rooms. the next floor up holds the master suite with its own terrace area and a bridge that is connected to the library. the interior color palettes is a selection of subdued tones of greys, whites, and blacks. warmth is added and contrasted by the richness of the timber and bamboo detailing seen on the stairs and furniture.
the open-plan ground floor of the first wing hosts the living, dining and kitchen
the living room looks out towards the porch and pool
above the kitchen, the mezzanine level contains a study
the home is formed by two cubic volumes with a passageway inbetween
bamboo used on the stairs adds warmth to the muted concrete interiors
the ground floor glazing opens up to the concrete paved porch
the master bedroom with ensuite has its own terrace
a suspended bed and rustic furniture have been used throughout
the swimming pool is covered by marblite and flows into a waterfall towards the bamboo trees