Project: Wooden Bungalows
Architect: Studio for Design and Architecture Ron Shenkin
Contractor: Ziv Alon Ltd
Photographer: Albert Adot
Location: Dor, Israel
Square meters: 40 square meters per unit
Studio for Design and Architecture Ron Shenkin recently completed a group of wooden bungalows located in Dor, Israel. These wooden bungalows have sea views and are ready to receive tourists.
Description by Ron Shenkin:
The Bungalows are part of a complex of 0.75 acre which combines various attractions; walkways, gardens, vegetable gardens, swimming pool, gazebos and a path that leads to the beach.
All bungalows face the sea. At the western part (the sea view) located the porch – Hovering over the landscape covered by a pergola and wooden beams on the sides for a feeling of intimacy.
2 kind of models were designed
One-A family bungalow with a private bedroom, enclose bathroom and shower and an open space plan with a sofa bed. The second model – Is an open space plan were the center is the queen size bed and all the amenities such as the shower and tub are open to the space. All the bungalows have a well fitted kitchen, a hot tub, queen size bed, bathroom, standing shower, balcony with a sea view a sofa bed and t.v.
A 1.2 meter high concrete platform was poured on site to make the base of the building. The contracture used the American system: the construction of wooden walls were pre-fabricated in the factory and brought for assembly on site on the concrete surface. All the walls are plaster on the interior side with a high thermal insulation.
Materials and colors
The Bungalows are made with a minimalistic palate combined of gray, black and natural pine. The structure platform is made of unpainted concrete. All the wood is a natural pine, inside and out and all around the bungalow. The openings in the bungalow are made of black anodized aluminum. The interior walls are painted in no gloss silky white paint.
The furniture was specially designed according to the total concept. In the kitchen we introduced colors using natural Birch wood boxes and colorful doors and different size legs so the design was made to look very airy and playful rather than a traditional looking –heavy feeling kitchen. The TV cupboard continues the design with its colorful boxy design.
The primary intention for the interior design was to create a home away from home, without taking it too seriously and feel comfortable to be yourself and just relax.