D. Eytan / R. Lahav-Rigg
Architects & Planners
© D. Eytan / R. Lahav-Rigg
Lahav Residence, Herzelia
R. Lahav–Rigg Architects & Town Planners, 2007
Client: Ruth Lahav
Built area: 320m²
- Design Concept
The house was designed as a homage to the cube, with Modern & Mediterranean influences.
The interior envelopes the main, double-storey living area, and is naturally lit by the clerestory wave-shaped window. The clerestory window creates maximum solar gain in winter, both for heating and lighting, while allowing only reflected light through in summer.
The ground level holds a spacious living & dining room, which opens out to the garden. Half a level above is an open den, half a level below is a bedroom which doubles as a shelter with access to the outside patio.
The stairs lead to a gallery overlooking the living room, which doubles as a family area. Accessible from the gallery are two bedrooms & bathrooms. Half a level above is a study, and the wave balcony.
The basement level can be accessed both from the main house and from the car park. The separate basement apartment is lit by windows looking out to light-wells, minimising the need for artificial lighting.