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Residence in the Galilee

Residence in the Galilee

Project Description

The house overlooks the Sea of Galilee. There is a sweeping view from every room. The views are towards the south and east. Generous openings in these directions require the provision of shading and filtering against the harsh sun, which is provided by the wooden shutters.

The design of the elevations is a contemporary interpretation of the romantic notion of balconies with a view. The vertical proportion of the openings provides continuity between the nearby view and the distant view adorned by the lake.

The shutters can be opened by sliding in response to the position of the sun and privacy requirements. The lattice of the shutters, as is typical of the Mediterranean Mashrabiya, blocks views in from the outside, while allowing outdoor views from the inside.

The windows and doors behind the shutters are recessed to improve climate control, creating intermediate spaces of shaded outdoor areas.



Residence in the Galilee

  • Galilee
  • Israel
Completion: 2016
Used materials
  • Wood
  • Concrete

Type of Building

Architect Office