I am dying over the use of texture on the exterior of this home in Jerusalem, Israel. Designed by Paritzki Liani Architects, the home – called Barud – was named after the “warning call shouted by construction workers before exploding the rock mountain in Jerusalem.”

Barud House by Paritzki Liani Architects in main architecture  Category

Barud House by Paritzki Liani Architects in main architecture  Category

Barud House by Paritzki Liani Architects in main architecture  Category

Barud House by Paritzki Liani Architects in main architecture  Category

Barud House by Paritzki Liani Architects in main architecture  Category

From the architects:

It is superfluous to emphasize that, from our very first visit to the site, impressed by a pink Cyclamen growing out of the rocky face, we decided to allow ourselves to be guided by the raw state of the terrain. Our treatment of the site emerged from this stabilitas loci, which we subdivided into three main themes: Jerusalem, a city of rock and stone; wide aerial views; and the sacred architecture of multiple religions intersecting in the skyline. These images composed the texture and backdrop for the project.

Barud House by Paritzki Liani Architects in main architecture  Category

Inside, there’s more texture – this time from an exposed rock wall encased in glass. Reminds me of those life-size exhibits in the museum of cave men and woolly mammoths.

Barud House by Paritzki Liani Architects in main architecture  Category

Barud House by Paritzki Liani Architects in main architecture  Category

[via Freshome]