Located in northern Israel, the Ecological House is a low-lying concrete dwelling surrounded by agricultural land. The property adds to the scenery with an orchard and a fruit garden. It complements its environment with a palette of natural materials as well as a variety of green elements that include teak screens and shading pergolas. The wooden features not only lower energy consumption but also break up the monolithic facade. Its interior is divided between two perpendicular wings — a communal side and a private side. Lined in walls of glazing, most rooms are afforded expansive views of the pastoral landscape. Its L-shape wraps around a central courtyard where sliding glass doors expand the living spaces out to a pool-side terrace.
Photos: Amit Geron / Israelevitz Architects