AFTERNOON, THE OCEAN, SUNSET
Many years ago, on the beaches of Jaffa, Acre and Caesarea, people here were spending their afternoons in "Sukkas". Thick branches were columns, some were beams. Between the beams were stretched palm leaves. The palms shaded, the breeze was blowing, and the ocean was in charge of everything else. Atmosphere and view. You must admit, one can't ask for much more than that.
A few hundreds of years have gone by ,throughout them a few revolutions have taken place, but the basicyearning of sitting by the ocean, cool breeze and a cold beer will forever remain. It doesn't get any better.
This scene was placed on our table by our customers. "We bought a site that overlooks the ocean for this reason exactly. After noon, breeze, sunset" They said and added "That is our dream. Your task is to make it happen"
The day after we were already at the site. We left it with a smile spread on our faces. At the near gas station we purchased beer and on the adjacent napkin we found ourselves scribbling shapes.
Our "sukkah" is a little different but at the same time very similar to those that once stood on the beach. It's perhaps built in modern technology – colored aluminum sheets cut by laser, But the foundations stay the same. Its airy, provides shade, lets the sea breeze flow threw it But most importantly it provides the best place to drink your beer, Overlooking the late afternoon sunset.
Site area: 800 sqm | built area: 380 sqm
Architect in charge: Einat Mor | Illustrations: Bonsai Studio