Name: Y Project
Designer: Rami Kopty
Location: Ya’el, Nazareth Illit, Israel
Y Project is a minimalist home located in Nazareth Illit, Israel, designed by Rami Kopty. This renovated home is located in a hill facing a soccer field. Alterations were made to the internal structure due to the fact that the architects wanted to add a floating mass to the original building. The focus was to maintain a minimalist and modern principle for both the design and construction.
There is a clear dichotomy between the ground floor and private upper floors. The contrast is delineated by the material choices that were used. The upper level is composed of a solid wooden profile, while the ground floor is completely transparent. The enveloping wood also serves a functional purpose in that it conducts less heat during the summer season. The wooden panels also open up conveniently to allow for ample natural light and fresh air.