Unfinished Concrete Gives This House An Industrial Feeling

Tamar Jacobs and Oshri Yaniv of Jacobs-Yaniv Architects have designed a new home for themselves and their children in Herzliya, Israel, that took about 6 years from design to completion.

Photography by Amit Geron

 

Tamar Jacobs and Oshri Yaniv of Jacobs-Yaniv Architects have designed a new home for themselves and their children in Herzliya, Israel, that took about 6 years from design to completion.

 

This modern house has a light wood path leading to a black steel front door, that's surrounded by concrete blocks and a concrete roof.

Photography by Amit Geron

Celebrating form and structure, the couple used concrete and blockwork to build the home as they are the most common building materials and techniques used in Israel. Both materials were left unfinished as the couple love the local materials and are always disappointed when when they are covered up.


This modern house is made from concrete blocks and a concrete roof, that both work well with the black window frames.

Photography by Amit Geron

The main living area of the home is open to the yard, and the raw concrete compliments the black metal work in the beams and the built-in bookshelf. The thin concrete roof hovers above the living space, while small windows provide a constant glimpse of the sky, even when inside.


The main living area of this modern house is open to the yard, and the raw concrete compliments the black metal work in the beams and the built-in bookshelf. The thin concrete roof hovers above the living space, while small windows provide a constant glimpse of the sky, even when inside.

Photography by Amit Geron

Just outside the living room is the yard at the front of the house with a wood patio and a grassy lawn to give the children space to play.


This modern house has a yard at the front of the house with a wood patio and a grassy lawn to give the children space to play.

Photography by Amit Geron

Back inside, the dining room shares the space with the living room, and a single sculptural pendant light anchors the dining table and chairs.


This modern dining room shares the space with the living room, and a single sculptural pendant light anchors the dining table and chairs.

Photography by Amit Geron

Behind the dining area and the living area is the kitchen. Wood cabinets without hardware keep the kitchen modern and streamlined, while the kitchen island with seating provides a more casual place to dine or help with meal prep.


Behind the dining area and the living area in this modern house, is the kitchen. Wood cabinets without hardware keep the kitchen modern and streamlined, while the kitchen island with seating provides a more casual place to dine or help with meal prep.

Photography by Amit Geron

The hallway is kept bright by the use of a skylight that fills the area with natural light, and like the smaller windows in the living area, provides a glimpse of the sky.


This hallway is kept bright by the use of a skylight that fills the area with natural light, and like the smaller windows in the living area, provides a glimpse of the sky.

Photography by Amit Geron

Here’s a look at the master bedroom that has a small sitting room separated from the bed by a pony wall made from concrete blocks.


In this master bedroom there's a small sitting room separated from the bed by a pony wall made from concrete blocks.

Photography by Amit Geron

In the master bathroom, small white rectangular tiles cover the walls from floor-to-ceiling, and dark elements like the bath and vanity compliment the black window frames.


In this master bathroom, small white rectangular tiles cover the walls from floor-to-ceiling, and dark elements like the bath and vanity compliment the black window frames.

Photography by Amit Geron

Back outside, here’s a closer look at the concrete blocks used for the walls and the wood paths that lead around the exterior of the house.


This modern house used raw concrete blocks and a concrete roof in its construction. Wood paths lead you around the house.

Photography by Amit Geron

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