Zipper House, Lachish Residence, Israel Residential Development, Israeli Architecture
Zipper House, Israel
Contemporary Israeli Residential Property design by Uri Cohen Architect
19 Jun 2013
Design: Uri Cohen Architect
Location: Lachish, Israel
Contemporary Israeli House
The challenge in this scheme was to add a second house to the site in such a way that both will create an assembly of space and activity between the two families and still allow division and privacy.
The building is aligned with the south edge of the site and row of palm trees. On the north side it is aligned with the existing house. Because of this, it functions as a zipper between these elements.
The Uri Cohen architects practice is based on the search for unique architectural and urban solutions from the programmatic and functional essence of the assigned project. This is the premise of how the architects envision the architectural design process, creating adequate buildings in their specific site and climate.
The outcome of this approach can therefore completely vary due to the different locations, needs and scale of each project. The designers are fascinated by space and light.
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Location: Lachish, Israel, Middle East
Location: Israel, Middle East
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