alex meitlis: house in savion
alex meitlis: house in savion alex meitlis: house in savion
sep 02, 2011

alex meitlis: house in savion

‘house in savion’ by alex meitlis, savion, israel image © yael pincus all images courtesy of alex meitlis

israel-based architect alex meitlis has recently completed ‘house in savion’, a single family residence located outside of tel aviv, israel. the structure’s crisp white exterior is encompassed by a wood plank wraparound veranda and bordered with walls of varying heights. diverse overhead conditions create different outdoor spaces, partially screened with tree canopies or fully exposed to the sky. the remaining grounds contain a garden, open lawn and swimming pool.

bounded entry walk allows trees to penetrate wooden planks image © yael pincus

the dwelling’s facade allows daylight to strategically illuminate, enabling the sun penetrate in the winter months and provide shade for comfortable use during harsh summer weather. the ground floor accommodates a continuous living room, open plan kitchen and dining area. a low profile free-standing wood partition allows a dramatic openness generating the central spine of the house allowing the inhabitant’s extensive wood art collection to give a consistent warm character. large operable windows open to adjacent terraces and garden spaces introducing outdoor elements into the interior creating a dialog between the environments and framing the natural surroundings.

exterior corridor leads to main entrance image © yael pincus

entrance image © yael pincus

living and dining space image © yael pincus

dining area image © yael pincus

kitchen image © yael pincus

partially screened kitchen image © yael pincus

view to garden from kitchen image © yael pincus

concealed hallway and stairs image © yael pincus

stairs image © yael pincus

view of veranda from bedroom image © yael pincus

bedroom image © yael pincus

path to pool area image © yael pincus

swimming pool image © yael pincus

veranda image © yael pincus

stairs leading from bedroom to garden image © yael pincus

stairs leading to upper level image © yael pincus

glass wall blurs the boundary between interior and exterior spaces image © yael pincus

entrance to living space from veranda image © yael pincus

wrap around veranda image © yael pincus

rendering of pool

rendering of exterior

floor plan / level 0

floor plan / level 1







project info:

architect: alex meitlis location: savion, israel description: single family house enclosed space: 420 m2 site area: 2100 m2 completion date: january 2011

  • Very nice! But: Why are there so many baths?

    S says:
  • for once the finished project is much better the the 3D images !!!

    archic says:
  • the chairs in the living room look like they’re cold

    dbkii says:
  • Better than I thought! Great way to contain your environment in a rural setting………if that is the objective here.

    TheOtherDonald says:
  • lovely concept and spatial treatment, especially the
    outside space, inside needs a little tweaking,overall
    a great place to live

    David says:

    G says:
  • Beeeeeautiful!

    Rafael T says:
  • It’s a nice house, but two things confuse me:

    1) there’s an entry walk, but cars park near the other entrance (kitchen). So how often will the “main” entrance really be used? Won’t the kitchen door be used in 99% of the time? And if yes, why spend so much effort to create a beautiful “main” entrance?

    2) Israel has a lot of sun. But there’s not a single shadowy spot outdoor. And the large glass fronts aren’t shaded from the outside either, so it’ll either be very hot inside or lots of precious energy is wasted for cooling indoors.

    Alec says:
  • MEITLIS, you’re good!
    ………..and it helped to have a client with money and good taste

    wwwillem says:
  • So cool… could be my dreams house!!!

    Dario says:
  • Beeeeeauuuutifuuuul!………

    yuv says:
  • clean and intelligent

    nadkarni 05.09.11 says:
  • Alec: There are 2ble glazing gas insulated windows letting 90% of light in and 90% of warm out., that means no problem to cool the house.
    2) In this house is not projected a parking space for visitors, but that space is next to the main entrance at the bottom of the plane, Owners will get in by kitchen access, and the one you call main access is a garden which also will lead to private areas.

    Archithector says:
  • this is my dream house

    cab says:
  • Wow

    jo says:
  • Love how geometric and private it is… I also love the entry wall, even though some other commenters dont…

    They need some [url=]designer cushions[/url] to finish it off 🙂

    decush says:

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