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* Residential Architecture: House H by Sharon Neuman Architects

Posted by the editors on Thursday, 12 July 2012

Residential Architecture: House H by Sharon Neuman Architects: “..This house in Herzelya is located on a long and narrow lot and does therefore present a difficult design task. One of the problems, for example, is that the adjacent house in the west blocks light and airflow. The solution consists of a series of protruding segments breaking out of the contour in the west to generate south and north light and air access. The eastern wall is  left with only a few openings..The house is planned with energy efficiency as one of the leading goals. A number of design details are utilised, among them: efficient insulating materials, southern walls have extra thickness, Adobe blocks inserted in selected places for extra thermal mass; Also, rainwater and dew are collected and stored, water recycled where possible, and solar water heater is installed as well as a composting device..”  Interesting oblique geometry, form and interior volumes, extensive glazing, energy efficiency..

image: Amit Gosher; article: Contemporist

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