Tel Aviv-based architects Eran Binderman and Rama Dotan designed B House for a family of six who wanted to incorporate design elements they loved from their travels in Asia.
The front facade is made from brushed sandstone decorated with vertical strips of brass, set back from the street by a raised pool and screened with trees and plants. The entrance is reached via a stepping stone-style pathway made of offset slabs.
In the garden to the rear, the large swimming pool is lined with a bright "tropical" green stone. Floor-to-ceiling glazing by Vitrocsa in the form of windows and sliding doors connects the interior rooms to the outdoor space.
"In the entrance the water and vegetation creates an oasis and draws the visitor into it. In the interior patio, the landscape and filtered light are used as a sculptural element used for disconnection and pause," Binderman and Dotan explained.
"In the front of the house, nature is used to blur topographic levels and for creating privacy, while at the rear garden depth and a sense of freedom with no end."
Large glass windows from Vitrocsa can slide slide and pivot to create fluid indoor-outdoor spaces, allowing the family to enjoy the lush landscape garden and reflective pools throughout the seasons.
A motorised, four-metre-high sliding glass doorway allows for easy access to the pool area.
Different but complimentary types of stone, wood and metal in a "harmonious palette of colours and ambience" were used throughout to create a serene atmosphere. The roof is clad with slate tiles.
Stone flooring cut to different sizes was chosen to create variation between rooms, and accents of brass, blackened iron, tin and dark aluminium appear in the fixtures and fittings.
Several architects have turned to Vitrocsa to create impressive glazing with their projects. Nabil Gholam Architects used Turnable Corners from the Swiss glazing company to create wraparound views for a clifftop house overlooking Jounieh bay in Lebanon.
XTEN Architecture also used Vitrocsa's slider windows for a Los Angeles mansion in California, where they provided sweeping views over the city.
For more information, visit the Vitrocsa website.
Photography is by Oded Smadar.