Location : Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
Constructed Area: 380 Sq. Meters
Architects: Neuman Hayner Architects
Design Team: Sharon Neuman, Hila Tzur
Photography: © Amit Gosher
The house was planned for a family of four. Two cubes separated by a passage combine into an “L” shaped house. The front cube, of double height space, holds the public areas: entrance, living room, kitchen, dining room (all on the ground floor) and a study on the first floor. The passage, 4 meters wide, continues the patio, which is the center of the house, and separates the public wing and the private wing. The rear cube, (the private wing) has 3 floors: The ground floor holds a living room, two children rooms, a laundry room and a guests w.c. The 1st floor holds the master bedroom, and a bridge passage to the library (on the front cube). The basement is well lightened and ventilated by a large patio, and holds a guest’s room, a safe room, and a storage room.
The bridge “casts a shadow” on the ground floor, enhanced by a 120 cm wide concrete strip. The kitchen island aligns accordingly. The bridge is composed of white pine wood, and continues as a strip into the master bedroom and the adjacent open bathroom, with concrete flooring on both sides. The tree barks cover the front yard, are also used in the passage and enhance the concrete strip. The swimming pool is covered by marblite and flows into a waterfall towards the bamboo trees. Dry bamboo is used as railings and outdoor walls. The house includes many hanged objects, like swings, as well as outdoor sittings and a bed in the children rooms.
Neuman Hayner Architects
All images courtesy of Neuman Hayner architects | © Amit Gosher
Neuman Hayner Architects
Neuman Hayner architects is a young yet highly experienced offic.Sharon, Iftah, and the studio team are designing projects of varying scales including civic, corporate and apartment buildings, as well as hotels, private residences, offices, restaurants, commercial centers, and preservation projects.
Sharon Neuman (partner) – Architect and product designer, graduated from the Technion with honors, acquiring a B.Sc. in Physics, as well as a B. Arch. She then continued her studies at the Technion – M.Sc. in Industrial Design with honors. She also acquired a B.Sc. in Architecture from WIZO academy (Canada, Haifa, and Cardiff University – Wales). Sharon started her firm in 1997, and since has designed hundreds of buildings, many of which have been published in professional press and books. Sharon had two solo exhibitions (product design and photography) and participated in many group exhibitions.
Iftah Hayner (partner) – Architect, graduated from the Technion with honors in 2007, acquiring his B.Arch. Began his work at Yoav Messer Architects after graduating, and quickly became the senior architect. Through his work, Iftah gained experience in designing, and leading projects of varying scales, including educational institutes, civic buildings, hotels, saturated constructions, and offices.