House E by Sharon Neuman
The vision of personal growth and comfort for residents represents the simple delights of “House E” by Sharon Neuman Architects in Haruzim, Israel. This spacious design quaintly takes in its inhabitants surrounding them with organized space and privacy. It wraps around a central courtyard embracing public space and the children's bedrooms. A longitudinal axis serves as private area and open space where a striking long corridor is softened by a sky light window made to also let hot air seep out. Furniture serves as multifunctional storage located in the center of the open space and hides the steps leading down to the basement. Concrete makes up the many surfaces of this dwelling. Thin fiber cement creates the kitchen counter-tops, the island, window sills and surfaces of the garden benches and bathrooms throughout this home.