Location: 3 Ehud
In order to preserve an existing historical environment
or a building, conditions must be created that will assure its
The existing house was detached from the open areas adjacent to it. The windows were few and there was no access to the garden. The main entrance to the house was exposed to the street, having no protective entrance courtyard. The interior was divided by walls that blocked the inside spaces from the windows and the outside daylight.
In the “new” house, a wall was
built at the front, creating an Entrance Courtyard
which both separated the house from the street and connected it to it.
It is a pattern that repeats itself in all traditional houses in
The plan of the house designated all the given area for
the functional spaces, thus creating a Sequence of Spaces
that opened one onto the other, maintaining a visual and movement
continuity between the entrance courtyard, the entrance hall, the
living room and the main garden at the back. Despite this feeling of
continuity between the spaces, each space was clearly defined, having
its own physical boundaries, with a distinct Entrance Gatethat
forms a threshold between one space and another.