HIDE & SEEK
When the "Caesrea Corporation" invited us to design the hide & seek house we decided, as an ecological housing experiment, that we shall try not to fall into the green design qliche's. avoiding planning and designing according to green design basics which include straw ecological walls, mud floors, and local made glass. We were striving to achieve the right and logical balance. Using the basic concepts of architecture to create a green and smarter project.
The hide & seek house emphasis our approach:
- The lower level is buried by the ground in a way that highly isolate it lowering the energy consumption.
- The ground that isolates the lower level works as a garden for the upper level, enlarging the gardened area of the project
- The floating part of the upper level, fully shades the lower garden allowing comfortable climate conditions.
- The patio creates a well lit yet shaded environment. Reducing the energy consumption of the spaced surrounding it.
These are only some of the examples of thinking out of the box regarding the ideas of green ecological design. We have put great effort in assimilating these ideas in the Hide & Seek house. Not only technological systems create a green ecological project but sensitive architectural design.
Site area: 1350 sqm | built area: 500 sqm
Architect in charge: Michal Dovrat | Project management: "Caesrea Corporation" | Illustrations: Danny Rosen