Stone House by Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design

Inspiring stone residence designed by Henkin Shavit Structure & Design, situated in Safed, Israel.

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Description by Henkin Shavit Structure & Design

A residential personal home for preservation that has been re-designed and planed anew within the previous metropolis of Safed. The online of crowded housing of previous stone buildings within the previous quarter of Safed is a posh context dictating a dialogue between the previous and the brand new, between preservation and renewal and between the normal and the fashionable.

The home is an previous stone constructing, constructed within the form of the Hebrew letter “Chet” , surrounding and inside courtyard. In its unique format, it incorporates 5 ranges: the wine cellar degree, three residential ranges and the higher degree – balconies and outer areas.

The planning idea included values of each preservation and renewal, whereas connecting between the internal and the outer and between the general public and the personal. The courtyard, which is an outer area, serves the perform of a public area within the new home and the peripheral areas perform because the personal areas of the brand new home.

The Designers, Henkin Irit & Shavit Zohar began the tasks with the complicated stage of documentation and getting acquainted with the varied formative and materials points of the location after finishing up a complete stage of exposing the location. Stone partitions, arches, stone niches and spectacular water nicely have been all uncovered at this stage. After this stage, the plan and the totally different sections have been consolidated. The home has a powerful vertical part and a light-weight metal and wooden bridge connects the 2 plenty adjoining to the general public area. This bridge corresponds with an unique flight of stairs, which dictates the vertical circulation.

“The design of the home presents the previous by way of unique lime-stones, arches, vaults and niches, whereas the brand new will get represented by supplies similar to concrete, mosaics, metal and tin threshing, in addition to clear and semi-clear glass”, Henkin Shavit.

The home program features a kitchen, salon and a eating nook on floor degree. The cellar degree incorporates storage place and an area for the landlords’ grandchildren to play in. The center degree incorporates a internet hosting unit + a rest room and a bathe. Within the higher degree there’s a sleeping and dealing space with hooked up toilet and bathroom. This area is made up of a bridge resulting in the totally different two wings, that are additionally hooked up with balconies and outer areas.

The higher degree consists of an enormous balcony overlooking a powerful view of the environment basically and Mt. Meron particularly.

Images by Asaf Pinchuk

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