The IS House, a family home near Tel Aviv designed by Paritzki & Liani Architects, features a triangular floor plan and a minimalist stone and glass facade.
Based in Tel Aviv, the two-story property in Savyon was designed by Paritzki & Liani for a couple with three teenage children.
The angular design of the building responds to the site’s irregular shape, which is wedged between two other suburban homes and narrows significantly at one end due to the curve of the adjacent street.
The architects used this unusual geometry to create a design that plays with perspective, making the exact size and dimensions of the building difficult to perceive.
The compositional concept for this home was to build 600 square metres over three stories while also creating the illusion that this volume does not exist, architects, Itai Paritzki and Paola Liani explained.
IS House is integrated into the landscape so that the lowest level is partially submerged underground.
A simple facade helps conceal the building’s scale even more. The walls and roof are clad in smooth slabs of white stone, interrupted only by sliding glass doors and windows with skinny frames.
Meanwhile, the roof incorporates a fold that divides it into two sloping planes.
Nature also plays a role in the design concept. For example, the acute angle at the southwest corner of the house conceals a small triangular courtyard with a tree hidden behind the facade.
The view from the tip is of a tree-lined patio that extends from the lower to the upper floors and then to the sky, “Paritzki and Liani explained.
There is also a second of these courtyards in the building’s centre.
The house’s living spaces open onto these small courtyards. The trees are expected to grow tall enough in time to have their branches emerge through roof openings.
All other glazing has been placed to provide privacy from neighbours, either facing the open landscape to the rear or set into the sloping landscape’s lower sections.
The openings were meticulously planned to provide views exclusively of green areas, the architects said.
The ground floor is open-plan, mainly to create an impression of spaciousness inside.
The majority of this level is devoted to a grand living space with double-height ceilings and a striking black kitchen. Additionally, this level houses the primary bedroom, which includes an en-suite bathroom and a dressing room.
The upper level includes three en-suite bedrooms for the clients’ two sons and daughter.
The basement floor features a home cinema, a gym, a library, and an office that benefit from natural light provided by high-level windows.
The garden was designed to complement the house’s levels. A sprawling split-level patio spans the site’s width, incorporating a 30-meter swimming pool and a separate bathing pool.
In 2001, Paritzki & Liani established their studio. Eucalyptus House, which incorporates a tree into its facade, and T/A House, composed of three white boxes, are two of their other residential projects.
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