A residential building located at Aharonovich St 6, Kfar Saba. The building faces an urban residential neighborhood, characterized by great vegetation and pedestrian sidewalks. Through Shells, the project aims to empower and emphasize the stratification that exists in the public space, and to bring it into the neighborhood as a theme.
The shell refers to an inner mass that bursts out of an outer mass. The differences between the masses are highlighted by the different colors and uses that exist within the essence of the neighborhood living experience in the city. The terraces are essentially meant to produce human activity at the front of the building, as a coherent continuation of the activity taking place on the street. Windows facing the street from the white mantle create another layer of less direct relation with the outside. Using the principles of the cover and the relationship between it and the structure it envelops, the building's architectural aims to build new layers facing the street identified from the beginning as strata.
Kfar Saba, Israel
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The interior design of the store used furniture and finishing details from the original building that were kept or slightly updated. Also, the interior design of the store was done with the honesty of the material in mind and the use of natural materials. Exposed concrete in the floor and staircase, brass in the hanging rods for clothes and curtains of woven and shed fabrics that produce a tactile and illuminated softness. The shop counter is made of local Israeli Hebron stone that has been processed into an impressive and unique piece of furniture. In the absence of a storefront to the street, the construction of the building was changed to an arch that invites those walking on the street to enter the store and accompanies the visitors from the front of the building into a series of situations to the display space. The project was done while observing, searching, preserving and highlighting the hidden treasures in the building, these come to life through proper design of the space, use of natural materials and accurate lighting.