House in Savyon by Dror Barda Architects
Dror Barda Architects, an Israeli architecture studio, have done massive renovation work on a House in Sayon in Israel. The project includes enlargement of the openings and doors, addition of new spaces and an entire new internal division that was precisely adapted to the needs of the family. The interiors aren’t the only ones to be renovated though. There is an entirely new plan for the courtyard and garden with an addition of a swimming pool and of course, a re-design of the of the facades.
From the architects: “A large glass wall between the house and the central hosting courtyard, which replaced the small openings that were there before renovation, lets lots of light into the house, significantly enlarges the perceived space and diffused the borders between the interior and exterior of the house.
In addition, a situation was created that enables a style of hosting which combines the inside of the house and the tiled hosting area below the pergola when the glass wall is fully opened.
A skylight which opens above the stairs leading to the private spaces lets a lot of light into the public area during the day. An “up-light” type of lighting imitates the entrance of light from above also in the evening hours.
In the spacious master bedroom, there is closet space and a dressing area as well as a roomy wet cell with two washbasins: “hers” and “his”.
A barbecue area was created in the backyard that includes a fully equipped kitchenette and a lounge bar, both located in the vicinity of the pool which can be seen from all the shared areas in the house, while also part of the other rooms are looking out on it.
The house is completely filled with light and easy to navigate.”