pitsou kedem set ramat hasharon house amid two courtyards pitsou kedem set ramat hasharon house amid two courtyards
nov 16, 2013

pitsou kedem set ramat hasharon house amid two courtyards

pitsou kedem architects
have constructed an elegant private residence situated between two courtyards, flooding the home’s interior with natural light.
as a result ‘ramat hasharon house 13’, a brilliant white cubic volume, is able to form an intimate relationship with its surrounding environment.

all images courtesy of pitsou kedem architects



on approaching the house, an elongated bridge crosses a sunken front courtyard and leads to a spacious double-height living area. central to the scheme, this six-meter high room shares a connection with both the front yard, and a larger garden at the rear of the design. with no supporting columns, the structure’s glazed façade opens entirely onto the courtyard, removing the division between internal and external space.

the volume’s glazed façade opens entirely onto the rear courtyard



the project’s master bedroom is located on the second floor, overlooking the open-plan living quarters below. a perpendicular twenty meter pool protrudes from the rear of design, reflecting, and consequently emphasizing, the visual mass of the building. 

the rear façade can be completely secured

the double-height living space

the volume is connected to both the front and rear courtyards

the living space is flooded with natural light

the six meter high glazed façade can be fully retracted

the space opening out onto the sunken front courtyard

the front courtyard brings light into other areas of the project



  • Cold, gives me the chills. Sterile and uninviting. Some of the massing is poorly resolved.

    Kenneth Smythe says:

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