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Yiftah House in Jerusalem

24 Sep 2021

Design: Matti Rosenshine Architects

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Yiftah House Jerusalem

Photos by Ilan Nahum

Yiftah House

Yiftah House is a residential building constructed on a very small triangular site while retaining a historically preserved façade from 1930. The triangular site, preservation laws, zoning restrictions and a brief requiring 4 residential units with underground parking posed a true design challenge. To realize the design program, while achieving optimal light and air, the building was designed in a telescopic configuration.

Yiftah House Jerusalem

Yiftah House Jerusalem

What was the brief?
To create 4 residential units with underground parking

What were the key challenges?
Five primary factors created substantial design challenges:
1. A narrow triangular site.
2. A preserved stepped facade,
3. Strict zoning guidelines
4. A heavy design brief
5. Multiple preserved trees

The design objective was to overcome these challenges and create high quality residential units with optimal natural light qualities and views to the outdoors.

Yiftah House Jerusalem

What were the solutions?
Working with the sites triangular geometry, the building was formed in a telescopic configuration while creating receding pitched roofs and vertical slots of light to each unit.

Yiftah House Jerusalem

Yiftah House Jerusalem

Yiftah House in Jerusalem, Israel – Building Information

Design: Matti Rosenshine Architects
Project size: 900 sqm
Site size: 500 sqm
Completion date: 2020
Building levels: 4

Yiftah House Jerusalem

Photography: Ilan Nahum

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Location: Jerusalem, Israel, Middle East

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