When the plot is long and narrow, and along the sides the neighbors are extremely close, creative solutions are acquired. Like in many of our projects, we wanted to maximize the natural lighting, and allow the outdoor inside. Only in this case we had to filter the frame shown to the street and neighbors. We were needed to control the amount of exposure.
So we developed a tool. An architectural tool that will help us do exactly that. We developed a new type of wall. A smart wall. A wall which is a filter, a wall that can fade away, a wall that can get orders from us.
This wall is built of 4 layers of colored steel net. We can close part of the holes in the net, we can open others. The density, opaqueness and amount of open cells in every area, in every pixel, is within our control.
But this filter, made of static steel is only the beginning of the story. It continues dynamically. The light pixels that fall into the house, on to the garden slabs, are in constant movement.
The sun crossing the sky throughout the day, moves them, like pieces from a huge natural Kaleidoscope.
Site area: 528 sqm | Built area: 315 sqm
Architect in charge: Yael Gantz | illustrations: 3D vision