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We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of Israeli Houses. We aim to include buildings that are either of top quality or interesting, or ideally both.

We cover completed residential buildings, new building designs and architecture competitions across Israel. The focus is on contemporary Israeli residences but information on traditional Israel homes is also welcome.

Major Israeli Properties – latest additions to this page, arranged chronologically:

10 Jun 2017
Beam House, Arbel
Design: Uri Cohen Architects
Beam House in Arbel |
photo from architect

Beam House – Israel Residence
This home has been designed for a client who wished to build his home next to his farm. The design combines some of the utilitarian images of the agriculture buildings in that area with the fascination to the ‘beams’ construction of a ‘country home’.

19 May 2017
TLV House, outskirts of Tel Aviv
Design: Metropole Architects
TLV House
photograph : Grant Pitcher

TLV House in Tel Aviv
This residential project represents the crowning achievement of a successful international collaboration between an Israeli client and project manager, an Arab Israeli contractor, a Russian Israeli engineer and a South African architect.

CH house, Tel Aviv – 19 Sep 2013
Design: Domb architects
Contemporary House in Tel Aviv
photo : Amit Geron

A house in the periphery of Tel Aviv, Israel. The design is clean and very limited in architectural elements. Basic finish materials: white plaster, iron and glass. The old house served the family while raising children. Now, when the children left home, it is home for the couple and serves for hosting the family and the grandchildren.

Urban Villa, Tel Aviv – 1 Aug 2013
Design: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Urban Villa Tel Aviv
photo : Amit Geron

In the 1950s what was known as the “International Style” was highly developed in Tel Aviv. It developed thanks to architects who studied at the Bauhaus Institute in Germany and who then returned to Israel to continue their work. One of the architects who led the “International Style” was Dov Carmi. He designed many, usually large, projects. One of his more restrained projects was an urban villa in the center of Tel Aviv which he designed in 1951.

WO House, Kiryat Tivon – 24 Jun 2013
Design: SO Architecture
WO House Kiryat Tivon
photo : Shai Epshtein
WO house was built in Kiryat Tivon, in one of the beautiful and green neighborhoods of the town. The house was built on a hard, oblong, narrow, trapezoidal plot in a zone of 750 sqm, the house surface itself is 250 sqm including a public space, a work space and four bedrooms.

Archeological House, Ramat Ishay
Design: Uri Cohen
Archeological House Israel
image from architect

The scheme proposes to combine the ancient building complex with the new one by a central space. This allows observation from the ancient part to the new and vice versa, while it gives a new vertical dimension to the typology of the patio hinted at the ancient remains. The ‘floating’ structure of the building covers the ‘Antiquities Courtyard’, protecting it from rain, wind and sun while creating conditions of natural and artificial lighting. In this way, the ‘Antiquities Courtyard’ becomes a useful and meaningful outdoor space.

Zipper House, Lachish – 20 Jun 2013
Design: Uri Cohen
Zipper House Israel
image from architect

The challenge in this scheme was to add a second house to the site in such a way that both will create an assembly of space and activity between the two families and still allow division and privacy.

Beam House, Arbel
Design: Uri Cohen Architects
Beam House
photo from architect

Beam House – 5 Jun 2013
This home has been designed for a client who wished to build his home next to his farm. The design combines some of the utilitarian images of the agriculture buildings in that area with the fascination to the ‘beams’ construction of a ‘country home’.

Hotel Villa, Yessod Hammala, north east Israel
Design: Uri Cohen Architects
Hotel Villa Israel
image from architect

Hotel Villa Yessod Hammala – added 31 May 2013
This is a preservation and an extension of a historic heritage monument on the first street in Yessod Hammala, which was built by the ‘pioneers’ in the late 19th century. It’s located in a tourist area and this makes it possible (or at least part of it) to be used in the future as a boutique hotel or for another commercial use. This was the prime reason of creating one long corridor crossing the entire site which connects all kind of (outside) spaces that can be joined or rejoined in different phases for the future. The complex can by used as one, two or even three living units, one house with commercial space or guest rooms or even the whole complex as one hotel.

Contemporary Desert House in Israel
Design: Uri Cohen Architects
Desert Home Lachish
photo from architect
Desert Home Lachish – 11 Jun 2013
The scheme of this house combines one spatial solution from two constraints; one from the location and the other from the specific needs of the client.

Gassul House, Tivon, north Israel
SO architecture
Gassul House Israel
picture from architect

Gassul House – near Haifa
The geometry and openings in this building were created while mainly aiming the beautiful landscape of the Carmel Mountain and the will to preserves the existing trees. The north elevation that faces the landscape is largely opened to the view. The privacy of the inhabitant vis-à-vis the street is preserved due to the cantilevered porch that is 2 m higher than the street. The Kitchen is located close to the entrance and serves easily the dinning lot and the living space.

House N, Even Yehuda
Sharon Neuman & Oded Stern-Meiraz
House N Even Yehuda, Israel
picture from architects

House Even Yehuda

Tel Aviv House
Chyutin Architects
Tel Aviv House
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Tel Aviv House

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Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas Architects
Peace Peres House Jaffa
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