HOUSE FOR MY PARENTS
Project by: KRISTAL. & Studio Butke
Location: Kibbutz Evron, Israel
Program: Single Family House
Size: 170 m2
Client: Kristal Family
The house I grew up in, the house of my parents and family, was dismantled and reconstructed. The new design addresses issues of memory, progress, growth and change.
It deals with how as human beings we can keep the past and our perception of it alive, but still move forward and have the possibility to regenerate and overcome difficulties.
The design comprises on two main elements - a concrete shell enveloped by a delicate, fan shaped wooden roof.
The house is located in a central part of Kibbutz Evron in northern Israel. A kibbutz is a type of settlement which is unique to Israel and is based on ideals of radical equality, and community values and behaviors are very prominent. In order to highlight these values even more, the house is opens itself on all three available sides with a continuous veranda.
To achieve some required privacy, the main living area has no openings towards the rather busy path on the south, and gains abundant natural light from large windows that surround the green terrace on the top floor.