Domus Galilae

Kiko Arguello Wirtz

Clean lines which come to the surface like hard stone, the Domus Galilae in Tiberias (Israel) gives a chance for stone wall cladding to take centre stage. A monument, an object designed to be admired, it is completed with a wide surrounding green space. The living area, which addresses the issue of a multitude of dwellings in a single building, comes across as being an urban system in itself. Polished Pietra Serena and Colombino stone are both used as required by the designer, Kiko Arguello Wirtz. The complex project has a remarkable control of details, which comes out above all in the outlines made by the paving joints where the monumental staircase begins, and in the splayed arch which is in turn made up of seven different stone arches.