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Location / A Place – A Home

The references to this house are present in its immediate vicinity, on the western front of Moshav Shavei Zion, which borders the Mediterranean coast. The position of the structure and the organization of the spaces in it, create a perspective to the sea, similar to the organization of space in the Byzantine church adjacent to it (1).

South of the site is a monument in memory of Otto Hirsch, designed by architect Hanan Havron (2). The monument, with its four small pillars and multi-slope concrete roof, frames a sea view image. The monument was demolished at the same time the house was occupied. Unaware that the monument was at risk of being demolished (3), we documented it in photographs and a formal and material architectural gesture, which were reflected in the organization of the space, the choice of building material and the design of the roof of the house.

  1. The church from the 4th century AD is a relic from the ancient Byzantine village “Nea Come”.
  2. One of the first architects in the planning department of Kibbutz HaMeuchad, who, among other things, designed the National Library in Jerusalem (with Ziva Armoni) and the Yigal Alon Museum on Kibbutz Ginosar.
  3. In 2013, as a result of neglect, the moshav demolished the monument.