Location: 27 Yigal Alon St.
The process by which the planning decisions were taken on the site was preceded by a study of the needs specified by the family for whom the house was designed. These needs were translated into a list of “patterns”, which abstractly but specifically defined the spatial order of the house. The names of the patterns were taken from the book A Pattern Language (Alexander 1979) including:Entrance Gate; Site Repair; South Facing Outdoors; Main Entrance Door; The Location of the Different Activities Within the Built-Up Area; Wings of Light; Entrance Transition; Focused View; The Flow Through Rooms; Staircase As a Stage etc.
The plans of the building developed gradually from the deep interaction between the patterns and the living reality of the site.
One of the first decisions concerning the house
involves the location of the entrance gate to the
site. This location determines the relationship between the house and
the street. While moving up and down the street, I searched intuitively
for the most natural place to enter the site. Once this was done, the
next step had to do with the location of the built and the
outdoor areas within the given boundaries of the plot.