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.
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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
the property's front courtyard
an elevated bridge forms the entrance of the dwelling
stairs connecting the first and second floors
the wedge shaped stairs
a bathroom at the upper level of the design
view of the pool from the master bedroom
the rear of the building at night
each room of the house is able to maintain a close relationship with nature
the residence viewed from the street
floor plan indicating the front courtyard to the right, and the rear courtyard to the left
section showing the house between the two external courtyards
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this compact house can be used as holiday cabin, a hideaway, treehouse or even a temporary habitation for research.
the man-made landscape has been transformed into a sloping playground, where children can explore the area beneath the timber structure.
the institution features a perforated grey brick façade that embraces and unites the historic architectural elements of the site.
conceived as a 'billboard building', the elevated longitudinal structure runs parallel to the road and is organized around a cloister-like garden.