Huge windows and patios in this concrete house in Tel Aviv shed natural light across the interior while also allowing the family full views of the surrounding garden. The Suspended Patio House is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the Israeli city, and was designed by Ramat Gan-based 3322 Studio as a space for the founders' own family.They wanted the space to accommodate the changing needs of their young sons, and decided to make living spaces as open-plan as possible.
Voids were also created in the concrete floors to let light and air circulate through the property. On the ground floor, the facade facing the street has been lined with acid-etched glass – creating a light box effect.This floor incorporates the entrance space, guest bathrooms a wide staircase that "folds through the floors like origami". The double-height kitchen is visible from the first floor level, through one of the voids.
Full-height glass doors open out onto the lower-level garden and outdoor roofed area, which has been planted with trees native to Israel."The house is interwoven with outdoor spaces on all levels with the intention of creating a feeling of space, to allow the entry of natural light and fresh air as well as visual interactions between the spaces," said the architects.
However, the openness and visibility to the lower levels is retained through a recess in the ground floor ceiling – which allows for views over the kitchen.The basement contains a children's play area and study. Also on this lower level, cacti – preserved from the previous building that occupied the plot – have been planted on a patio area.