our site is always on the lookout for extraordinary projects and the G House in Ramat HaSharon, Israel, is definitely one of them. The contemporary residence seems to be set half inside, half outside, seamlessly connecting social spaces to the exterior garden. Floating above the green grass and featuring a line of pebbles that appear like a shadow under the construction, the modern home is part of Paz Gersh Architects‘ portfolio. This incredible seamless connection between indoors and outdoors was possible due to the large sliding doors and windows that unite the suspended balcony to the main residential zones – living room, dining room and kitchen. Guarded by trees, the wooden front entrance leads to the simply fascinating double-height living space capturing natural light through clerestory windows. A mezzanine level with glass railings opens to the social spaces below, creating another strong connection between spaces, proving that this is the residence’s defining feature.
The best architects can create designs which will give clients and the public things they didn’t even realise they wanted, and this is especially important when architects are given the difficult brief of creating structures in much-loved, iconic areas.
These days, a building doesnt just have to look good, it should ideally be good for the environment too. A great example of sustainability spliced with style from the past few years is the M&S store at Cheshire Oaks Retail Park in Ellesmere Port, designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson.