Ein Karem House

Ein Karem House

Architect
MRA
Location
Jerusalem, Israel | View Map
Project Year
2019
Category
Private Houses
Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum

Ein Karem House

MRA as Architects

Addition and complete renovation of a historic, 19th century agricultural farm building.

photo_credit Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum
Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum

Prior to the intervention, the historic building was dark and disconnected from its surroundings.

photo_credit Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum
Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum

The architectural objective was to convert the structure into a residence while increasing its size to meet the owners brief while bringing in light and creating a strong connection to the exterior.

photo_credit Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum
Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum

What were the key challenges?

The primary challenge was to transform the dark and damp structure into a light, open and airy residence. This was particularly challenging given the strict preservation laws.

photo_credit Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum
Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum

What was the brief?

Conversion of the historic farm building into a residence while adding to the existing footprint.

photo_credit Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum
Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum

What were the solutions?

To achieve the objectives, new openings were introduced into the building elevations to establish a strong connection between the interior and exterior spaces. Multiple skylights were created to bring light into the interior spaces.

photo_credit Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum
Yael Haan & Ilan Nahum
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