The concept of “plowing” was a preliminary boost to the conceptual design phase of the project. The “plowing”, which is an arranged intervention in a land compound, divides it into strips or sowing areas.

Location: Hof Hasharon, Israel
Area: 375 sqm
Year: 2018
Photographs: Assaf pinchuk

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Those areas which are subspaces of the plot appear in the villa in the configuration of different spaces, with the rhythms of “plowing” producing the transitions between the public and the private. The spaces create an organized longitudinal system and a random widthwise system, of the person and his movement at home.

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The Home design combined a program with existing sloped land topography, on a long and narrow lot measuring 0.5 acres. The house is a complex which connects two single story separate “houses” which serve the parent unit, children’s unit, parking + guest bathroom + kitchen. Connecting the Houses was done by a shed – a light structure that combines glass, wood and steel and serves the program of dining and accommodation.

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The outdoor area incorporates a front garden with an adjacent ramp to the parking area and the guest footpath and between the back garden which includes a swimming pool, hospitality areas and different points of view to the rear plot.


“As always, the Henkin-Shavit team breaks the boundary between architecture and design and created a space that integrated the interior with the general environment.” Architectural Digest

Irit Henkin and Zohar Shavit founded the Henkin-Shavit design studio in 2005. Both completed degrees in HIT, Israel with first honor.

Irit, from a long-standing Israeli Sabra family, grew up in a village in the Judean foothills, surrounded by agricultural fields and endless expanses. Over the years, Irit has been involved in plastic arts, and in development of creative techniques.

Zohar, a member of a well-known family of artists and designers from Florence, Italy, grew up at the foot of Mount Carmel, surrounded by nature. Zohar teaches at the leading design colleges in Israel, HIT and the College of Management.

The work of the studio influences and enthuses university graduates in architecture and The studio, which is known for its planning ability to create a precise balance between the architectural design and the interior design, believes in strong connection between the interior and the exterior of the space, using a modern and organic architectural concept, always with context to the surrounding and geographic area. The studio believes that space design does not end with its walls, the looking out always leads the

movement and the built program.interior design from around the world. The studio staff brings originality and freshness to each project and space that reflect its human uniqueness. Henkin-Shavit believe in personal touch, in which matter and form are shaped naturally and eternally, and provide an elegant and unique residential expression, with a personal consideration to the needs of each client.

Henkin-Shavit designs were published in leading magazines around the world such as: Architectural Digest, Coveted Magazine, Elle Décor, Dwell, Domus, in design books (Braun, Ifeng Space) and in many articles on the web.


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