paritzki & liani architects: N/A house
paritzki & liani architects: N/A house
nov 01, 2011

paritzki & liani architects: N/A house

‘N/A house’ by paritzki & liani architects, herzliya, israel image © amit geron all images courtesy paritzki & liani architects




israeli practice paritzki & liani architects designed the ‘N/A house’ a single family dwelling near the coast in herzliya, israel. bound by other residential properties with private gardens, this home is insulated with a green buffer from the encompassing neighborhood context. the form of the volume adapts to the mature vegetation, arranging the three levels to strategically frame outward views. the interior spaces are placed around a central 3.7 by 3.7 meter courtyard containing small plantings and a tree bordered with panes of glass. a constant connection with nature is visually integrated as inhabitants regularly circulate between the kitchen, living and dining areas.

paritzki & liani architects: N/A house terracotta stave facade image © amit geron




the entry facade of terracotta staves generates an optical effect with striated shadows while producing an external appearance of introversion. this feeling is immediately dismissed upon entering the interior, as filtered views through the spaces are allowed through the transparency of the internal garden’s enclosure. upper level bedrooms are placed around the patio to overlook the greenery while the master bedroom has unobstructed vistas of the sea.

paritzki & liani architects: N/A house kitchen bordering courtyard garden image © amit geron

paritzki & liani architects: N/A house approach to living area image © amit geron

paritzki & liani architects: N/A house fireplace image © amit geron

paritzki & liani architects: N/A house bathroom image © amit geron

paritzki & liani architects: N/A house (left) basement stairway (right) exterior at night images © amit geron

paritzki & liani architects: N/A house light and wind diagram image courtesy of paritzki & liani architects



project info:


location: herzliya, israel site area: 1100 m² total floor area: 840 m² number of stories: 3

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