A modern and simple living space is completed designed by the Domb Architects in Ramat-Hasharon, Israel. A living space project which is covers an area for about 660 square meters is constructed in 2006 – 2008. The architect house design is modern and simple. The basic materials which the house used such as painted plaster, grey oak and a glass. The elevation reflects the inside- same simplicity, same materials and same quiter. At the dead-end of the street, the lot is located. This living space is precisely located at the back of the lot a public park and the facade is very narrow.
Put the building in the advantage lines of the street and to leave the back garden as big as much as possible is the architect decision. The architect have divided the living space into two wings- 2 asymmetrical boxes which are connected with the open staircase, it is because of the width of the pitch of the living space itself. The front elevation is sealed away; it is hiding the living space from the street. Which is bring the views to the pool, the huge doors open to the volume, and leave in the centers of the living space a double height central space which connecting all the house activities and is the meeting point of the living space. A wooden deck is leading from the street from the entrance; it is through the living room to the garden in the back of the field. The living room of this house is a doubled height intermediate space and it is connects the two wings with the overhead bridges and staircase. In its space is important for the architect to use the huge walls. This wall is allows the natural views and the lights to the home life.
Which is going to the yard with the BBQ Outdoor unit, the kitchen is in the public part of the ground floor with the dining area. A spacious family room is located near the dining room, this location is allows mom to be in eye contact with the children while she is busy in the kitchen. The architect’s client dreamed of an independent ground floor suite which is sitting “on the water” with the separation from the rest of the house which is looks. The isolation is also a desire to give the independence to the children which are running around with their friends at the pool. On the first floor the children bedroom is placed. The young’s rooms are with a common family room and a balcony from every room. By the architect, the adult children’s rooms are designed like “mini suite” with a living unit and the independent bathroom.
In the basement, all others family functions such as a screening room, fitness facilities, a Billiard table, as well as the intimate studio are placed there. The process with the architect’s client begin in helping the architect to choose the lot, whether in reviewing the lot advantages and in the optimization of the options, the architect made the different sketches and shared the dilemmas of choosing the client solution. The architect played with the entrance direction and stairways, it’s to receive the preliminary sketches for the client orders. From the initial sketch, the architect are very unique in design the process-planning the living space in 3D. The customers are very happy which the “imaging programs” which are translated in 3D dimension. It is easy for the architect to be in a process where the customer is a partner in taking the “visual decision”. From the street and from the garden, the architect sees over the whole process house “inside and out”. The architect can intervene not only in design flow, volumes, facades, but in understanding the final design, “heat & cold” of the house, finishing materials and the relationship between the space.
Which accompany the client and the architect itself throughout all of the phases of the construction and the decision making; these simulations are documented in “A book of images”. By the architect, it is a great joy when the customer comes in with it and investigating whether simulation are matches reality. It is gives the “emotional help” for the customer in decision-making by the family and friends which he is showing the living space and gets the feedback from them.
Architects: Domb Architects
Location: Ramat-Hasharon, Israel
Design Team: Avi & Anat Domb
Consultants: Librowski Ohad (Supervisor)
Project area: 660 sqm
Project year: 2006 – 2008
Photographs: Amit Geron