A residential complex to be situated in Mitzpeh Ramon, a town in the Negev Desert, and designed for climatic comfort and energy conservation both in the exterior public areas and in the interiors of the residential units. The site’s dimensions dictated a linear and relatively crowded building solution. A covered pedestrian path runs the length of the complex, connecting four small public squares that are also entrances to the neighborhood, and linking them to the parking areas and the park to the east. The buildings are positioned to protect both the public and the private spaces against the rain and sun, and also to expose the interiors units to winter sunshine. All of the apartments are designed for maximum utilization of the abundant wind and solar energy, for ventilation and for maintaining a comfortable climate in both summer and winter and both day and night.

Energy saving apartments
Client: Ministry of Housing
Units: 100 apartments