The Luxury T-House by Marc Topilsky
The lot is 750 Meters Sq. On it are two single family house sharing a central courtyard and pool. Structure: All vertical structure (columns) are steel except the west wall which is sheer concrete – 12 meters high – to resist earthquakes. The house, having no walls on the east side works structurally as a bridge – hung from the west wall. This roof is supported to the west by the concrete wall, and to the east (the main courtyard side) by 4 “Mies Barcelona pavilion” style cross columns. The roof cover is dark zinc sheet. Architect Marc Topilsky has designed the T House, located in a suburb of Tel Aviv, Israel.
The house has 3 levels:
Luxury homes surrounded by a sunken garden to allow light and natural ventilation, and used as offices by the owner.
This floor is the main public area, the floor plan is L shape with the entry in the angle. Both faces of the L face the central inner courtyard, by an all glass floor to ceiling sliding door system. One side of the L is the formal living room, 5X5 meters and 3.4 meters high. This space has a low window on the pool edge, a large floor to celling opening towards the main courtyard, ad a 5X1 meter, north facing skylight to allow diffused light for the painting on the wall (the red flower, artist Yoav Ben Dov).
Reserved for bedrooms, 2 children bedrooms, one communal area and a double height master bedroom, opening to reveal the roof structure.