The Eco-Friendly Ein Hod House Designed By Tav Group

View all 18 Photos

Designed by Tav Group, the beautiful Ein Hod House blends modern eco-friendly features with a charming rustic aesthetic and an abundance of natural, locally sourced materials. The structure stands on a side of a hill in the small village of Ein Hod in northern Israel’s Haifa district. For the ground floor, the studio used only local stone left over from the excavation stage. Exposed and raw, the facade blends into the sandy, light brown landscape and celebrates vernacular architecture at the same time. The upper floor features hempcrete bricks, an innovative material that combines hemp and hydraulic lime. Lightweight and environmentally friendly, hempcrete also provides superior insulation compared to concrete.

The exterior boasts lime plaster, while the interior walls are made of rammed earth and have an earth-based finish. The décor has a wonderfully rustic aesthetic. It includes timber beams and natural stone surfaces as well as traditional rugs and wooden furniture. Integrated green features include solar panels, a rainwater collection system, and natural ventilation and cooling. Positioned on the southward area of the hill, the dwelling invites the sea breeze inside during the summer and captures sunlight during the winter months. Photographs© Yaeli Gavrieli and Tav Group.

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

                array(5) {
  ["post__not_in"]=>
  array(1) {
    [0]=>
    int(204472)
  }
  ["tag__not_in"]=>
  array(2) {
    [0]=>
    int(16203)
    [1]=>
    int(9208)
  }
  ["posts_per_page"]=>
  int(12)
  ["caller_get_posts"]=>
  int(1)
  ["cat"]=>
  int(6178)
}
            
  • Collector’s Retreat

    Embedded in a woodland landscape, this retreat has art gallery-like spaces that open to nature….

  • Balcony House

    An ingenious house design that follows the topography of the landscape. Named Balcony House, this…

  • Camp O in the Catskills, New York

    This architect’s Catskill house-studio re-imagines vernacular architecture. Located in Claryville, the Catskill Mountains – only…

  • The HBK Spectris Innovation Center

    A cleverly designed work space that establishes a dialogue between offices, meeting spaces, leisure areas,…

  • Jazz Up Residence

    A renovation and expansion of a 1900s Victorian house. Located in the charming Brunswick neighborhood…

  • Woodpecker Ranch

    A complete redesign of a modern farmhouse in the Bay Area, California. Completed by Feldman…

  • Hollywood Hills House

    Kristen Becker’s Hollywood Hills House: A modest California residence with an industrial edge A bespoke…

  • The Shed by Hufft

    A simple cabin that celebrates the clarity and precision of prefabricated buildings. Completed by Kansas…

Take me there

  • The Six Senses Shaharut Hotel

    The ultimate Israel desert hotel experience. As part of a planned 60-hotel expansion over the…

  • Design Destination: Paris

    A Complete Guide to the Weekend in Paris of a Lifetime Paris. The city everyone…

  • Hotel Pacai

    A one of a kind, award-winning hotel that blends 17th-century elements with contemporary design. At…