Sharon Neuman Architects have designed the House H in Herzliya, Israel.
This house in Herzelya is located on a long and narrow lot.
Series of protruding segments breaks out of the contour in the west generates south and north light and air access, since the house’s adjacent to the west blocks the light and airflow. The eastern wall is left with only a few openings.
The house is planned with energy efficiency: efficient insulating materials have used, southern walls have extra thickness, adobe blocks inserted in selected places for extra thermal mass. Also, rainwater and dew are collected and stored, water recycled where possible, and solar water heater is installed as well as a composting device.
Photography: Amit Gosher