Akulove House


Akulove House, Israel

House 320 m"r


Featuring architect Yehoshua Shashua

Status: Built



The house is located at the Karnei Shomron settlement, facing a mountain and hillside view. In this residence, the aim was to produce a modern-style design while at the same time producing a story about the connection between the resident in his modern-western lifestyle and the eternal landscape, which varies naturally between seasons.


Mass Planning and Design:
Using frames, the house was designed as a relationship between the natural landscape and modern man.

The entrance to the house is built on levels and stairs which create the separation from the landscape and the symbolic entrance into the modern, engineered lifestyle. Meetings with the landscape are made from the innermost part of the structure through frames that create a story between a breakup and a reunion.
The black facade facing the landscape and south facing surrounds a kind of white aura used as a roof covering, where the sun and the Israeli climate are treated.

The first encounter with the landscape is made through the most public space of the house, out of the dark frame. This space leads us through a staircase that separates the view from the upper level, where the bedrooms are.
The second meeting is done through the entire master bedroom facing the natural landscape. Thus, the experience also raises questions about public versus privacy in relation to the outdoors and landscape. The lower level is used for parking.