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Tel Aviv Museum Of Art Examines The International Circulation Of Prefab Concrete Panels

Between 1945 and 1981 around 170 million prefabricated (prefab) residential units were constructed worldwide. Now, as part of a study undertaken by Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile between 2012 and 2014, an exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art features 28 large concrete panel systems from between 1931 and 1981. In so doing, it explores a transnational circulation of these objects of construction, "weaving them into a historical collage of ambitions and short-lived enthusiasm for utopian dreams."

This show, curated by Meira Yagid-Haimovici, is an attempt to reveal "how architecture and urbanism was charged with historical, social, and political narratives, and how the modernist vision promoted the fusion of aesthetics and politics." The models, which are being exhibited as part of the Production Routes exhibition, seek to highlight the richness embodied in 'generic' architecture through the lens of prefab construction methods.

Mediterranean Villa / Paz Gersh Architects

  • Architects: Paz Gersh Architects
  • Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Architect in Charge: Zvi Gersh, Evyatar Cohen
  • Interior Design: Michal Keinan Sinai. Interior Arch
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2015
  • Photographs: Amit Geron

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Avocado Grove House / Neuman Hayner Architects

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Auerbach Halevy Wins Competition to Design Jewish Sports Museum in Ramat Gan

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© Lilika Studio Arch-viz Studio

Auerbach Halevy Architects have been announced as winner of a competition to design a museum to display the history and future of Jewish sports in the heart of the Maccabiah Village – a 22 acre sports complex at the outskirts of Ramat Gan, Israel. With over 700,000 business travelers and tourists entering its gates each year, the complex plans to join the museum with a 350-seat auditorium, three-star hotel and education spaces to maximize its appeal and use. The building will also include the Maccabi House archives - the world's largest repository and collection of documents and objects related to the living heritage of Jewish sports. 

A Modern "Kibbutz" House / Henkin Shavit Architecture & Design

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Layers of White / Pitsou Kedem Architects

  • Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
  • Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg, Hila Sella, Mano Amsalem
  • Styling for photographs: Eti Buskila
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Amit Geron

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Past Turned Into Space / Pitsou Kedem Architects

  • Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Architect in Charge: Tamar Berger
  • Design Team: Irene Goldberg, Tamar Berger, Pitsou Kedem
  • Photographs Styling: Eti Buskila
  • Area: 220.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Amit Geron

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Paradive / Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

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RIBA President Speaks Out Following Institute's Controversial Diplomatic Efforts

Stephen Hodder, the current President of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), has spoken out about a "U-turn" following the proposal of March 19th (passed under past President Angela Brady) condemning the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA) for its failure to "resist projects on illegally-occupied land" in the West Bank and Gaza. According to BDOnline, the RIBA has "been forced to abandon its policy [...] after an internal report said it should never have been put to a vote in the first place."

POWERHOUSE - KL Pilates Studio / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

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Sderot Train Station / Ami Shinar – Amir Mann Architects and Planners

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Y Duplex Penthouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects

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HSM House / SO Architecture

  • Architects: SO Architecture
  • Location: Yehiam, Israel
  • Architect in Charge: Shachar Lulav, Oded Rozenkier
  • Design Team: Shachar Lulav, Oded Rozenkier, Alejandro Fajnerman
  • Area: 185.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Shai Epstein

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Images Released of New Herzog & de Meuron-Designed National Library of Israel

The Israeli National Library has released images of Herzog & de Meuron’s design for the library’s new home in Jerusalem. The six-story building, awarded to the Swiss practice over five others following an extensive interview process conducted last year, will be built by 2019 on a prominent site at the base of the Knesset building and adjacent to the Israel Museum, Science Museum and Hebrew University.

More image and information about the new library, after the break.

Family as a Community / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

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K-house / Arbejazz Architecture Studio

  • Architects: Arbejazz Architecture Studio
  • Location: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Interior design: Adi Wainberg (Arbejazz architecture studio).
  • Area: 200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Aviad Bar Ness, Adi Wainberg

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Pernick Academic and Administration Building / Amir Mann- Ami Shinar Architects and Planners

  • Architects: Amir Mann- Ami Shinar Architects and Planners
  • Location: Ramat Gan, Israel
  • Architect in Charge: Amir Mann
  • Design Team: Sivan Ravid-Hecht, Associate Architect in charge, Slavik Chokler, Michal Shalom, Hedya Aharonov.
  • Client: Shenkar College of Engineering and Design: Prof. Yuli Tamir, President; Dror Kave, CEO.
  • Area: 4250.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2014
  • Photographs: Aviad Bar Ness, Gal Dern

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Fuks 34 / Henkin Shavit Studio

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