Two-Tree House by Golany Architects
Project: Two-Tree House
Designed by Golany Architects
Location: nr Jerusalem, Israel
Tel-Aviv based Golany Architects are sharing with us the charming Two-Tree House project which is actually built out of a recycled shipping containers. See more of their design after the jump:
From the Architects:
Two-Tree House was designed by Tel-Aviv based practice Golany Architects. The house is constructed among mature
The house, which now appears to have grown there, actually began as a recycled shipping container. It was constructed by applying prefabrication wherever possible, with all the interior finishes, insulation and structure completed off-site. It was brought to the site fully prepared to serve as a dwelling. The timber cladding, light roof over steel ceiling, stone work, and decks were designed in advance, and were complimented by works on site, after the house was inhabited.
Prefabrication was chosen to achieve the tight timeframe and budget, but also as part of the strategy to preserve the trees. With the local construction practice, which is typically heavy masonry construction, it would be impossible to save and preserve the trees.
The pines not only lend desirability to this unique house but also serve as a natural source of air-conditioning. Their shade also protects the timber from the harsh sun.
The pine trees were examined as part of the design process. Their continued growth is monitored and responded to, which results in a house that is a living structure.