This project is a private house to be built in the Tzahala neighborhood - the clients currently own a house on this lot, and the original idea was to renovate the current dwelling. However in order to update the old building many changes needed to be made and in the end the clients decided to start from scratch. Demolish the current house and start something with an entirely new concept. We wanted to separate the public and the private spaces with different masses but still read the house as a whole cohesive design. From this thought process the 2 main materials used on the exterior, concrete and stone, are used to highlight and separate the two masses which can be distinguished by the different angles of the roof from the front facade.
This concept of cutting the design carried through to the window and door details where we used black metal to add even more depth to the overall look and feel. Additionally in order for the concrete envelope not to overpower the building, we repeated the cutting detail on the side facades, however here they cut into the material, creating visual interest with horizontal and vertical lines as well as angular cut-outs to give extra ventilation to the windows.