Yurianti Kettley. Modern House. February 03rd , 2017.
A completely white kitchen with a minimalist style stands out beneath a black ceiling and with a set of black hanging lamps. In the back of this area, a desk with some accompanying seats create a working corner.
The house does have its quiet corners, too. Theres always a back wall, which helps give a more cosy feeling, Camenzind says. And you can close the blinds to create a peaceful, private corner.’ Practical considerations
We’ve given the space a direction of view. When you’re travelling in a car or train, you face a certain way and this house does too. On the ground floor it faces south-east, from the bedroom it faces west towards the sunset. And from the top floor terraces there are views around 180degrees, says Camenzind. Inside out
Discovery/ concealing: an additional architectural concept that characterizes Dan and Hila Israelevits Architects is the design that is partially concealed, while the house is revealed as the time goes by, while walking into the space. The house’s façade has more to it than meets the eye; the wooden grillwork covers up what’s behind and what it is used for, and the main entrance door is embedded into the vertical wooden grill that covers the whole structure. Narrow rectangular windows characterize the first floor, up to the western facet, which is totally open to the view.
The prominent internal/ external relations in the design is expressed by pulling the roof beyond the structure’s contour, creating shade in the external sitting area. An analysis of the sun’s rays during the day determined the angles of the round light openings in the concrete ceiling, that serves as a built pergola. Each one of the openings is in a different angle, in order to maximize the shading in the sitting area.