House N/A stands on a plot beside the sea in an exclusive residential area in Herzliya. Here there are far more buildings and building sites than green areas. The building is surrounded by another seven properties, each with its own garden.
The house’s volume has been articulated according to the visibility of the nearby green fragments in mind, and it has been arranged over three floors. The visual centre of the composition is the square patio measuring 3,70 x 3,70 m. around which the rest of the house is distributed. This garden is, above all, an area for mental acclimatization.
House L/R pushes even further the development of houses as perceptive bodies, an idea first experimented with an apartment of 64 sqm: such volumes are modeled in harmony with the physiological receptiveness of the site, above all by the light though also by other factors. They represent a radical departure…
E flat, the line of the horizon.
The liquid horizon, shades of orange, blue, white, pink and gray, foggy, changing and obscure, is the physical linear reference to the entire composition of this interior space. The fine thread connecting sky and sea is projected into the space, located at the Herzliya marina, as a wooden wall-line that sculpts the space through its own movement and determines for the user the way to flow in it.
House E/J is located near the sea, surrounded by eclectic residential houses positioned closely. On the site there was an existing semi-detached house of only 80 sqm with a sloping roof. The construction regulations did not allow to increase the 80 sqm of built area on ground floor.
Thanks to the request of the inhabitants for a quite dense program (4 bedrooms, all equipped with private bathrooms, a separate guest suite, entrance, kitchen, dining, living, guest lavatory, laundry room, storage, shelter and parking) we found a strategy based on perceptive mechanism (light-wind) and typological devices (environment).