Uri Cohen Architects are fascinated by space and light. They believe that the quality of space and architecture is not a function of budget or style, but the result of a careful research of the design requirements; of an intensive process of developing the project to its architectural and technical details. Amazing architectural developments are easy to spot but an oddly shaped home immediately catches your attention. This is the case with the Beam House designed by Uri Cohen Architects. It’s a single family house that seems to have been folded onto itself. Divided into three different parts; private, semi private and public. The house bearing the name of its defining feature is a mixture of classical inspiration and clean contemporary design.
It’s located in Arbel, Israel, the house is showing country-style-inspired beams on the outside is a comfortable crib, open to the north through a glass frontage. This large glassy side allowed the architects to construct a real wall blocking the views from the south and offering privacy to the interior spaces. Situated next to the owner’s farm, this contemporary display of architecture features a utility wall containing the AC unit, storage and bathrooms placed between the public and semi-public programs. A lovely detail in the living room captures the attention of first time visitors; the part where the external architectural forms a rounded corner corresponds to the creative seating unit in the open space living/dining/cooking area.