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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
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.

Yo House in Kiryat Tivon, Israel by SO Architecture

 
July 30th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: SO Architecture 

A home within the nature, at the Israeli peaceful municipality of Kiryat Tivon. 16o Sq. m, built on a 500 Sq. m lot.

The site is sloped to an extent of approximately 30% and is surrounded by a natural oak grove.

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

  • Architects: SO Architecture
  • Project: Yo House
  • Location: Kiryat Tivon, Israel
  • Photography: Shai Epstein
  • Structural Engineer: SABA Engineers and architects
  • Plot: 500 SQM
  • Area: 160 SQM

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

The starting point for the project was, following the owners’ request: to open up and let the surroundings into the residence as much as possible. They wished for the leveling of the house to trace the topography lines and for its geometry to match the natural setting.

The house is built on three spiraling levels that enclose a central patio. The circulation runs around the patio, in a circular spiral motion. Thus, leading from the public areas of the house, through a working space and on into the private bedrooms. From the bedrooms, walking onto the rooftop opens up the view once more.

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

All the functions in the house, including the circulation system, open up to the patio through a continual glass opening.

The living room is open both to the patio on one end and to the grove on the other, inspiring a notion of life within and around nature.

A special effort has been made, in order to preserve the existing mature trees on the lot. The planting is keeping the character of the endemic vegetation.

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

Image Courtesy © Shai Epstein

Image Courtesy © SO Architecture

Image Courtesy © SO Architecture

Image Courtesy © SO Architecture

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