A modern, Bauhaus-inspired house in Israel
U+A designed the Bauhaus House in Beit Aryeh-Ofarim, Israel, just north of Jerusalem and east of Tel Aviv, as a nod to the ever-popular design movement of the same name. The private residence is inhabited by music enthusiasts who value simplicity in architecture not to overpower the natural scenery. The color scheme begins with white, covering most surfaces and bigger pieces, such as the staircase and kitchen island. Pale gray flooring gives warmth and texture while staying minimalist, with gray tones appearing throughout in furnishings and design accents.
The open living space emphasizes two glass walls via black framed sliding glass doors that provide access and views to the yard, including a swimming pool.The kitchen cabinets and some furniture items are likewise made of light wood, reflected in the color scheme. In a double-height gap between the living space on the ground level and the upstairs, the designers replaced the floor with a net hammock. A small bathroom went dark to contrast all of the white places in the house, with a black pedestal sink and dark gray/black walls.