“Golany Architects’ projects are characterized by a strong response to context, and to its cultural and environmental aspects. This leads to projects that are varied in their formal and material qualities and are free from commitment to any one particular style.”
Golany Architects is an Israeli based firm founded by husband and wife team Yaron and Galit Golany who alerted us to their design of the Two-Tree House, a residence constructed among mature Pine Trees in Jerusalem. In fitting with their contextual approach, the house was designed to integrate two trees in order to preserve them, creating a living part of the building’s skin that also creates shade and protection. Constructed largely through off-site, pre-fabricated design from recycled shipping containers – to save on costs and integrate the pines – the timber clad exterior atop local stonework lends itself to a building which instead of fitting in with its surroundings appears to have grown there.