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Material Inspiration: 10 Projects Inspired by Metal

To celebrate the launch of ArchDaily Materials, our new product catalog, we've rounded up 10 awesome projects from around the world that were inspired by one material: metal. Check out the projects after the break...

VIDEO: Peres Center for Peace

Architectural photographer Yohan Zerdoun has sent us this lovely video that explores the Peres Center for Peace, by architects Massimiliano & Doriana Fuksas, in Tel Aviv. With a keen eye for detail and an understanding of the building's human scale, Zerdoun sets up each shot so that the architecture - and its gorgeous context - can be truly appreciated. Enjoy!

House in Ashdod / Israel Zahavi Architects

© Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein
  • Architects: Zahavi Architects
  • Location: Ashdod, Israel
  • Design Team: Yehuda Zahavi, Eliaou Zahavi, Daniel Ohana,Moshe Guez
  • Area: 450.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Shai Epstein

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein

Kfar Shemaryahu Kindergarden / Sarit Shani Hay

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

Z Design Building / Ami Shinar – Amir Mann

  • Architects: Ami Shinar – Amir Mann
  • Location: Holon, Israel
  • Project team: Ami Shinar, Bark Levy, Serge Ferman.
  • Developer: Zalman Zecharia Investment Co.
  • Lobby interiors: Zigie Zohar
  • Area: 8500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Dana Polo

© Dana Polo © Dana Polo © Dana Polo © Dana Polo

BGU University North Campus Master Plan / Chyutin Architects

Chyutin Architects have won a competition to design a new campus for the Ben Gurion University in Israel. Planned for a 30 hectare site in Beer Sheva, the 300,000 square meter campus will double the University’s existing facilities, both of which will be connected. Once complete, the new campus will include a welcoming public square with commercial and cultural facilities, as well as students dormitories, a congress center, academic and research facilities, sports facilities and more. 

New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion

Pritzker Laureate Richard Meier’s iconic new residential tower in the heart of Tel Aviv is nearing completion. Located in Rothschild Boulevard, the city’s bustling high-end commercial, cultural and financial district, it is no surprise that over 70% of the 42-story luxury tower has already been sold.

More on the tower, and its potentially controversial context, after the break...

Exhibition: Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings

On October 23, 2013, Tel Aviv’s Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery will open its newest show, Never Say the Eye Is Rigid: Architectural Drawings of Daniel Libeskind”. The exhibition, in collaboration with the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery (Milan, Turin, Rome ,Tel Aviv), which brings together 52 original drawings will include depictions of the architect’s signature work, the Jewish Museum Berlin (2001), and his 2003 master plan for Ground Zero in New York City.

Tirat Carmel Library / Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

  • Architects: Schwartz Besnosoff Architects
  • Location: Tirat Carmel, Israel
  • Architect in Charge: Gaby Schwartz
  • Project Team : Gilad Altman, Avi Rotal, Noa Hefetz, Roy Talmon
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

Ch House / Domb Architecture

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

G House / Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architect

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

Architecture City Guide: Tel Aviv

This AD Architecture City Guide is dedicated to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, originally established as a garden-city on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean in 1909. Although widely known as “The White City” for boasting the world’s largest collection of International Style Buildings, Tel Aviv is not merely a monochromatic Bauhaus colony: it presents a rich mosaic of locally interpreted styles, from Eclectic to Brutalist to contemporary, which are the result of foreign and locally-born architects who adapted to the local cultural and climatic conditions.

Join us for our architectural city guide through the "Non-Stop City" after the break…

The Pagoda House by Alexander Levy, 1925. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons El Al House by Dov and Ram Karmi, 1963. Image © Justin Kliger Rubinsky House by Lucian Korngold, 1937, (Renovated by Bar Or Architects). Image Courtesy of Bar Or Architects Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Extension by Preston Scott Cohen, 2010. Image © Amit Geron

RI HOUSE / Paritzki Liani Architects

Courtesy of Paritzki Liani Architects Courtesy of Paritzki Liani Architects Courtesy of Paritzki Liani Architects Courtesy of Paritzki Liani Architects

Housing in Jaffa / GalPeleg Architects

  • Architects: GalPeleg Architects
  • Location: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Architect in Charge: Orit Gariani-Rozental
  • Area: 740.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Amit Geron, Courtesy of GalPeleg Architects

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

AD Classics: Ramot Polin / Zvi Hecker

Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam
Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam

The Ramot Polin neighborhood is a housing project designed by the Polish-born Israeli architect Zvi Hecker, commissioned by the Israeli government in the euphoric aftermath of the Six Day War. The project, which resembles a beehive, is an avant-garde architectural experiment on morphology as well as construction. Since being constructed in the late 1970s, the structure has undergone extensive alteration by its tenants, provoking a debate regarding the capacity of expressive architecture to account for authentic human needs.

By Adam Nathaniel Furman via world-bin.blogspot.com Model via aedesign.wordpress.com Images from the exhibition: The Object of Zionism, at the SAM (Swiss Architecture Museum, Basel, 2011). Curators: Zvi Efrat and Hubertus Adam By Adam Nathaniel Furman via world-bin.blogspot.com