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Green House by Sharon Neuman Architects

By • Jul 30, 2012


Israeli architectural firm Sharon Neuman Architects has designed the Eco House in Herzliya, Israel.

Completed in 2011, this 2,314 square foot, 2-story contemporary home is located on a narrow property with an attached house on one side.

As a solution, a series of protruding segments were created to allow a sufficient amount of natural light into the home.

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Green House by Sharon Neuman Architects:

“This house in Herzelya is located on a long and narrow plot and does therefore present a difficult design task. One of the problems, for example, is that the adjacent house in the west blocks light and airflow. The solution consists of a series of protruding segments breaking out of the contour in the east to generate south and north light and air access. The eastern wall is left with only a few openings.

The house is planned with energy efficiency as one of the leading goals. A number of design details are utilized, among them: efficient insulating materials, southern walls have extra thickness, Adobe blocks inserted in selected places for extra thermal mass; Also, rainwater and dew are collected and stored, water recycled where possible, and solar water heater is installed as well as a composting device.”

Photos by: Amit Gosher

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