Studio Sharon Neuman Architects completed a modern house about 2,200 square foot concrete home in Israel, for a family with three children. The house was planned for a young family with 3 children, on a lot with a wide open view to the back, overlooking agricultural fields. After giving a great amount of consideration to the functionality of the space and the movement scheme, we have decided to build a split level house, placing the master bedroom half way between the public area and the children’s space. The scheme evolved into an L shape plan with the MBR placed in the middle, outside the L, being surrounded by its 2 wings. Since basement was not part of the requirements, we decided to hang the MBR as a cantilever, thus freeing the space beneath it, enlarging the garden and allowing interesting views across the lot. (The building code allows a space to be under 180 cm height, if it’s not to be included in the meters you pay taxes for, so the height is 179 cm) Using the same methods, hung an entire wall was hung between the living room area and the staircase.
About the Architect:Architect, interior designer and product designer. Born in Israel in 1966. Received the following degrees with distinction:
- B.Sc. in Architecture from the WIZO Design Academy, Haifa and Cardiff University, Wales
- B.Arch. from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
- M.Sc. in Industrial Design from the Technion
- B.Sc. Degree in Physics from Bar Ilan University
Sharon has taught in the Department of Architecture of the WIZO Design Academy in Haifa since 2003.
The Modern House