Accommodating more than one nuclear family in a single residence while preserving both privacy and a sense of connection can be a challenge. Some approaches link individual houses with vastly different designs, while others seek something more cohesive. Argentinean architect Nestor Sandbank chose the latter for ‘Cubes,’ a villa in Israel offering separate spaces for different members of the family.
This contemporary white residence is designed like a luxury resort, with individual cubes standing side-by-side adjacent to a wing of common areas, to form an overall L-shape. Each person in the family gets their own private living room, bedroom and bathroom, with views of the swimming pool.
The main wing contains a private cinema, game room, study, main living area, designer kitchen and other public spaces for the family members to enjoy together. A glassed-in corridor links the cube villas together and to the shared space.
The residence is unified by a simplicity of design, with lots of white space, warm wood floors, glossy white built-in features like a spiral staircase and a striking textured concrete stairwell. All of the glazed walls can be closed off with the press of a button.