wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel

wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel

The Floating Box House hovers over a 500 sqm plot

 

Tel-Aviv-based Israelevitz Architects takes over the construction of a two-story residential building that shapes a floating cube enclosed by a wooden post system. Located in the center of Gedera, Israel, the house covers a 500 sqm plot arranging interior and exterior patios throughout the site allowing the built form to correspond with the outdoors in a unique manner. The ground floor remains open and transparent through a series of large glazed partitions. The public space is centered by a generous patio, which is effectively the heart of the house. The courtyard separates the living room from the kitchen, forming a U-shaped development. The permeable formation generates a seamless cohesion between the house’s indoor and outdoor spaces, letting the natural element penetrate the structure and the middle of the living room. The other side of the volume sets the kitchen area in direct contact with the patio with thick vegetation bursting inside the zone.

wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel
all images courtesy of Israelevitz Architects

 

 

nature invades the interior of the house

 

The upper story, containing the master suite, is effectively supported by recessed steel columns making up the contour of the shell. The staircase stands as a dominant element of the construction, using a black banister made of natural metal sheeting, with a minimalist design that lends weight to the space and effectively functions as an artistic element. The upper story appears to be completely sealed off from the outside but is effectively aired using wooden slots. The top level forms another patio that connects the master suite directly to the surrounding nature. The separation of the master suite from the bathroom is achieved by a glass partition. The upper volume arranges a guestroom facing the open patio. The second story is effectively a cube, made of wooden posts that surround the structure. According to the design team at Israelevitz Architects, ‘this is a powerful but restrained cube’, while ‘the aim was to create a mysterious inner world’ that corresponds to the surrounding natural elements.

wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel
the cube volume is effectively supported by recessed steel columns

wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel
interior and exterior patios throughout the site allow the built form to correspond with the outdoors

wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel
a generous patio stands as the heart of the house forming a U-shaped development

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wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel

wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel

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wooden cladded skin wraps floating box house by israelevitz architects in israel

 

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project info:

 

name: The Floating Box House
designer: Israelevitz Architects | @israelevitz_architects

location: Gedera, Israel

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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