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Open Sided Shelter in Pardesia
Israeli Concrete Structure – design by Ron Shenkin studio for architecture & design
18 Sep 2015
Open Sided Shelter in Pardesia – Concrete Building
Design: Ron Shenkin studio for architecture & design
Location: Pardesia, Israel
The structure functions as a place of convergence of mourners and for the reading of eulogies prior to and during the burial. It’s essential nature is that of a pavilion or open sided shelter and is located next to the cemetery.
The building is comprised of two entrances, the smaller of the two serves the family of the deceased.
There are two exits leading to the burial lots, one of which is easily accessible and the other is via a flight of stairs.
The structure has one solid stone wall to the west which serves to block any direct afternoon sunlight except what is allowed through via a long narrow window.
On the northern side of the building there is a line of concrete, beginning in the ground on the west side and climbing up through the window. Ascending to the roof, ceilings and walls and making its final decent back to the ground – like a man who comes from dust and to dust returns.
The building materials and color pallet are Monochromatic consisting mostly of shades of grays and providing a sense of cleanliness, neutrality and sadness.
During the evening the building is lit from the inside and out.
The structure is designed using more than 300 panels of differing sizes and shapes and fitted together by computer software.
The panels were brought to the construction site and assembled by a team of contractors.
The metal ‘tree’ structures were brought to the site and assembled as per the design.
All iron works and structural designs were approved by engineers after which the walls were constructed by the remaining pallets. The concrete for the walls and roof was poured in one day.
Open Sided Shelter in Pardesia – Building Information
Location: Pardesia, Israel
Area: 3,465 ft2
Project Year: 2014-2015
Contractor: A.D. Haled
Photographs: Shai Epstein
Open Sided Shelter in Pardesia images / information from SO Architecture
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