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Rolka Studio Fuses Music and Nature in Winning Conservatory Design

14:00 - 23 July, 2016
Rolka Studio Fuses Music and Nature in Winning Conservatory Design , Courtesy of Rolka Studio
Courtesy of Rolka Studio

Rolka Studio have unveiled their winning proposal for the Mevaseret Zion Conservatory in Israel. A joint venture of the local council of Mevaseret Zion, the Israeli Architects Association and the Musicon Association, the competition sought a design that integrated the urban and natural borders of the site with the unique musical program. The judges commented that it was Rolka Studios' interrogation of the "relationship between the creator and nature, between performance and landscape, sound and topography" that made their proposal stand out from the 85 entries. 

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CA Technologies / Setter Architects

17:00 - 22 July, 2016
CA Technologies  / Setter Architects , © Itay Sikolski
© Itay Sikolski

© Itay Sikolski © Itay Sikolski © Itay Sikolski © Itay Sikolski +24

  • Architects

  • Location

    Herzliya, Israel
  • Project Designer

    Bella Ventura
  • Design Team

    Katya Michkovsky
  • Area

    2800.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Neuman Hayner Architects Designs Conservatory in Israel Inspired by the Lines in Sheet Music

14:00 - 17 July, 2016
Neuman Hayner Architects Designs Conservatory in Israel Inspired by the Lines in Sheet Music , © Studio Bonsai. Courtesy of Neuman Hayner Architects
© Studio Bonsai. Courtesy of Neuman Hayner Architects

Neuman Hayner Architects, in collaboration with architect Gal Karni, has unveiled their proposal to a competition for a new music and dance school in Mevaseret Zion, Israel.

Five lines defining four strips, a frame of a story, a foundation for the creation... fertile ground for learning, a space for work, a stage for talent, a platform for infinite opportunities.

Courtesy of Neuman Hayner Architects Courtesy of Neuman Hayner Architects Courtesy of Neuman Hayner Architects Courtesy of Neuman Hayner Architects +10

House of the Floating Roof / Amitzi Architects

22:00 - 8 July, 2016
House of the Floating Roof  / Amitzi Architects, © Uzi Porat
© Uzi Porat

© Uzi Porat © Uzi Porat © Uzi Porat © Uzi Porat +19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Bnei Dror, Israel
  • Structural Engineer

    Doron Tweg
  • Area

    300.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2011
  • Photographs

Ceramics Rooms, Entities into Space / Gitai Architects

17:00 - 8 July, 2016
© Yohan Yerdoun
© Yohan Yerdoun

© Yohan Yerdoun © Yohan Yerdoun © Yohan Yerdoun © Yohan Yerdoun +19

Shitufim - Zionism2000 Campus / Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

05:00 - 4 July, 2016
Shitufim - Zionism2000 Campus / Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +32

LAHO House / Brahma-Architects

05:00 - 2 July, 2016
LAHO House  / Brahma-Architects , © Sharon Tzarfati
© Sharon Tzarfati

© Sharon Tzarfati © Sharon Tzarfati © Sharon Tzarfati © Sharon Tzarfati +23

IDC School of Psychology & Economics / Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture

22:00 - 1 July, 2016
IDC School of Psychology & Economics / Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +40

Atrium Tower Lobby / Oded Halaf and Crafted by Tomer Gelfand

15:00 - 29 June, 2016
Atrium Tower Lobby  / Oded Halaf and Crafted by Tomer Gelfand , © Itay Sikolski (NUMSIX)
© Itay Sikolski (NUMSIX)

© Itay Sikolski (NUMSIX) © Itay Sikolski (NUMSIX) © Itay Sikolski (NUMSIX) © Itay Sikolski (NUMSIX) +24

A Functional Family Apartment / Studio Raanan Stern

13:00 - 27 June, 2016
A Functional Family Apartment  / Studio Raanan Stern  , © Gidon Levin
© Gidon Levin

© Gidon Levin © Gidon Levin © Gidon Levin © Gidon Levin +18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Design Team

    Architect Raanan Stern and Architect Shany Tal.
  • Area

    0.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

The S House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

02:00 - 24 June, 2016
The S House / Pitsou Kedem Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +32

  • Architects

  • Location

    Herzliya Pituah, Hertsliya, Israel
  • Initial Design and Planning

    Irene Goldberg, Pitsou Kedem
  • Architects in Charge

    Raz Melamed
  • Area

    750.0 sqm
  • Photographs

Fun-ctional Box / K.O.T project

15:00 - 16 June, 2016
Fun-ctional Box / K.O.T project, ©  Gidon Levin
© Gidon Levin

©  Gidon Levin ©  Gidon Levin ©  Gidon Levin ©  Gidon Levin +19

House in Ramat Gan / Ella Sahar

02:00 - 11 June, 2016
House in Ramat Gan  / Ella Sahar, © Lior Avitan
© Lior Avitan

© Lior Avitan © Lior Avitan © Lior Avitan © Lior Avitan +37

LifeObject: Inside Israel's Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale

12:00 - 8 June, 2016
© Laurian Ghinitoiu
© Laurian Ghinitoiu

As part of ArchDaily's coverage of the 2016 Venice Biennale, we are presenting a series of articles written by the curators of the exhibitions and installations on show. Here, Arielle Blonder, one of the curators (along with Dr. Ido Bachelet, Bnaya Bauer, Dr. Yael Eylat Van-Essen and Noy Lazarovich) of the Israeli Pavilion, gives us an insight into one of the exhibited works in the pavilion: LifeObject, "a freestanding structure inspired by a 3D scan of a bird's nest." The essay was originally published in LifeObject: Merging Biology and Architecture.

A matter of resilience: LifeObject is an architectural installation, which transposes the resilient properties of a bird’s nest, through scientific analysis, into a spatial form rich with new architectural perspectives. At the core of the installation are free-form volumetric airy surfaces undulating in space that are composed out of over 1500 slender and light components, inspired by twigs; relying on tension only, they form a light-weight, porous and resilient structure. The LifeObject combines smart, composite and biological materials in the formation of a ‘living structure’ that responds to its environment. Human presence around it triggers the opening of ‘cabinet de curiosités’, revealing a variety of innovative biological elements to visitors.

The LifeObject materializes a series of abstract ideas, preoccupations and potentials in present and future architectural field. The concepts proposed by the structure sketch alternative formal and structural languages informed by external disciplines. It hints at future applications and integration of biologically inspired materials that originate from various settings, scales and orientation.

The Sieff Hospital / Weinstein Vaadia Architects

05:00 - 7 June, 2016
The Sieff Hospital / Weinstein Vaadia Architects, © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +23

  • Architects

  • Location

    Derech HaRambam, Tsfat, Israel
  • Architects in Charge

    Shereen Ghanem (6 years), Eyal Gvirsman (2 years)
  • Area

    7000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Tel Aviv House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

03:00 - 2 June, 2016
Tel Aviv House  / Pitsou Kedem Architects , © Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +33

  • Architects

  • Location

    Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Architect in Charge

    Noa Groman
  • Design Team

    Pitsou Kedem, Noa Groman
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

LifeObject: Israel Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale to Study the Relationship Between Biology and Architecture

08:00 - 19 May, 2016
LifeObject: Israel Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale to Study the Relationship Between Biology and Architecture, LifeObject Close-Up. Image Courtesy of Xhibtion
LifeObject Close-Up. Image Courtesy of Xhibtion

Israel has unveiled its theme for the 2016 Venice Biennale: “LifeObject: Merging Architecture and Biology”. Their pavilion will be comprised of a large-scale sculptural installation and seven speculative architectural scenarios relating to Israel. The exhibition will focus on the relationship between biology and architecture, acting as a “research oriented platform.”

The Gazelle Valley Park / Weinstein Vaadia Architects + Rachelle Wiene

05:00 - 19 May, 2016
© Amit Geron, Amir Balaban & Rachelle Wiener
© Amit Geron, Amir Balaban & Rachelle Wiener

© Amit Geron, Amir Balaban & Rachelle Wiener © Amit Geron, Amir Balaban & Rachelle Wiener © Amit Geron, Amir Balaban & Rachelle Wiener © Amit Geron, Amir Balaban & Rachelle Wiener +18