The Kfar Shmaryahu House is a two story family home located in Kfar Shmaryahu, Israel. Designed by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem, this home is a dynamic structure, dictated by the needs of the client and the hot Israeli climate. Timber screens cover half the exterior, sitting flush against the white walls. The screens act as light filters for the large expanse of windows hidden behind them. When desired, the screens fold open, transforming the look and feel of the structure. The first floor features an open floor plan, which contains the kitchen, living and dining areas. Four bedrooms rest on the upper story.
This home is truly an example of form follows function. The need for shade and privacy dictated the structure’s main distinguishing feature, the louvered panels. Yet style was not sacrificed for function: the Kfar Shmaryahu House is a perfect blend of the two.