Photography: Aviad Bar Ness
Studio ST Architects is a full-service, award-winning, woman-owned, NYC architecture firm. We design residential, multifamily housing, and institutional buildings including new synagogues and places of worship from the ground up. As NYC architects, our renovations range in scale from community centers, schools, and high-end apartments to affordable real-estate developments, including duplex renovations, duplex combinations as well as apartment combinations.
The architect designed this sustainable house for her sister and her family. Desert House is a sustainable, energy-efficient, unassuming home at the foothills of the desert that overlooks the Dead Sea. It responds to its environment and blends in with the colors of the surrounding mountain rocks. One corner of the rectangular volume of the single-family house has been carved away to create a second-floor outdoor terrace, while a wood trellis in the ground-floor rear yard provides a shaded outdoor sitting area.