| 17 : 30 – 18 May 2018 |
A unique sea facing accommodation – ‘Dor huts’ designed by Ron Shenkin Studio for Design and Architecture sits across the northern coast of Israel.
Located on an expansive property along the beach, three prefabricated huts were designed in a factory and later placed on-site. This ensured that the environment and serene surroundings were left unharmed. The sea facing bungalows have a minimalist interior decor with modern amenities for holiday break accommodation. Each of the bungalows have sliding door opening into a private deck which allow guests to have a view of the picturesque ocean. There is a central garden and open dining area which overlooks the swimming pool located close to the ocean.
Deck covered by extended pergolas
From the Architect –
The essence of the structure – Accommodation for recreation.
The compound –
Site plan – Dor huts
The Bungalows –
All bungalows face the sea. Hovering over the landscape over the west side is a pergola and wooden beams on the sides for a feeling of intimacy. Two kind of models were designed.
Deck lets in natural light
First model – 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.
Colorful boxes for the kitchen
The construction –
A 1.2 meter high concrete platform was poured on site to make the base of the building. The contractor 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.
Garden around the huts
The interior walls are painted in no gloss silky white paint. The furniture: 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.
Living space connected to deck
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.
Amongst the gardens, stand the Dor huts
Project details –
Project Name – Dor Huts
Location – Dor, Israel
Architect Firm – Ron Shenkin Studio for Design and Architecture
Lead Architect – Ron Shenkin
Photography Credits – © Gilad Radat Photography
Completion Year – 2016
Built Up Area – 1000 sqft – 3000 sqft
Contractor – Ziv Alon Ltd