Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Valley house by Arbejazz Architectue studio
May 9th, 2014 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Arbejazz Architectue studio
Valley house is a family house in a 2500 sqm orchid at hefer valley. The building form is minimal and clear.
Valley house is designed as a system that embraces nature and the environment through its structure and form, use of materials, orientation, natural ventilation and lighting, grey water reuse for the garden maintenance etc’ in a manner that portraits the intimate and tender spatial qualities to this home.
The structure is slightly lifted above the ground and the basement patio portraits a Private attitude towards the street. a concrete path lays between the wooden facade facing south and the olive grove reveals the modest entrance and lets the visitor a glance to to the staircase through the wooden louvers and another towards the dining area. When entering the intimate public area of the house is revealed and lets the visitor a full view towards the garden and the orange orchard. The open living area is welcoming the guests to enjoy the calm atmosphere and the green surrounding.
The private area at this level completely separated by a mass with a deep entrance cut from the mass and slightly disturbed by the metal network of the stair.
The minimalistic staircase is designed to let the eye travel between the more public spaces. at the ceiling of this stair space three wind-chimney’s are located to ventilate the hot air out of the house.
The naked stair leads to the home bureau and roomy & lofty master bed room. Two balconies are connected to this area: one, private towards the orchard and one that glances towards the north and lets a peak to the street.
The lower staircase leads through a folded stair towards service and recreation areas of the house.
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