sharon neuman architects: house E
sharon neuman architects: house E sharon neuman architects: house E
nov 15, 2011
sharon neuman architects: house E

‘house E’ by sharon neuman architects, haruzim, israel
image © amit gosher, all images courtesy of sharon neuman architects




sharon neuman architects located in rishpon and caesarea, israel, have designed ‘house E’ according to the mediterranean climate and the nuances of the indoor and outdoor israeli culture. built on a long and narrow sloped lot, the clients desired a home that was intimate, spacious and organized. using the existing site to generate the proportions and needs of a growing family two types of zones were created: a longitudinal axis for intimate spaces and central areas that encourage familial and communal activities.


the design of an adjacent patio that connects into the open and principal family room creates spaces for informal gatherings, while the long corridor provides personal access to the upper bedrooms. the hallway is defined with skylights which are carved along the perimeter to allow for air flow and natural light to flood the walls. these subtle recesses continue throughout the design seen in the built-ins and display niches that create new volumes for storage.

image © amit gosher




taking into consideration the vernacular materials of the region, concrete has been used to highlight details in the home. these subtle interventions connect the exterior and interior environments where the material is polished in along the edges of the building and left raw inside to demonstrate versatility of the material. while the colorful furniture against the monochromatic palette creates focal points in the interior decor.

window sill benches
image © amit gosher

120 meter squared patio

image © amit gosher

access to the open space

image © amit gosher


image © amit gosher

long corridor axis and niche displays
image © amit gosher

concrete wrapped island
image © amit gosher

(left) corridor with sky-light
(right) niche displays
image © amit gosher

master bedroom and ensuite
image © amit gosher

cement built-in
image © amit gosher

column with integrated lighting
image © amit gosher

courtyard at dusk
image © amit gosher



project info:


project lead: sharon neuman architects
completed: 2010
area: 300 sq. m.
photographer: amit gosher

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