B.S.R 3 / Yashar Architects

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Architects: Yashar Architects
Location: Kinneret Street 5, ,
Design Team: Avner Yashar, Yoav Michael, Tsahi Shibi
Area: 41,400 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Geron

AIANY Denounces RIBA’s Israel Motion

The motion by is a response to architecture’s role in the occupation of Palestine. Image © Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project

The New York chapter of the AIA has officially voiced its objection to a proposal by the RIBA to suspend the Israeli Association of United Architects (IAUA) from the International Union of Architects (UIA). A letter drafted by AIANY President Lance Jay Brown and Chief Executive Rick Bell, and unanimously approved by AIANY’s board of directors, states that “the UIA’s stated goal is to unite the architects of the world without any form of discrimination”, and refers to the proposal to suspend the as “directly antithetical to the purpose of the much appreciated umbrella organization”.

The original proposal by the RIBA, adopted on March 19th, condemns the IAUA for its failure to “resist projects on illegally-occupied land” in the West Bank and Gaza, and calls on the UIA to suspend the body until it “acts to resist these illegal projects, and observes international law, and the UIA Accords and Resolution 13.”

Read on for more on the controversial backstory to the RIBA’s motion

V House / Paz Gersh Architects

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Architects: Paz Gersh Architects
Location: , Israel
Area: 350.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Giron, Itay Sikolsky

Venice Biennale 2014: Israel Explores The Urburb, a Neither Urban nor Suburban Landscape

New neighbourhoods in Netanya. Image © Itamar Grinberg / The Israeli Pavilion 2014

Neither urban nor suburban, the Urburb is a fragmented mosaic of one hundred years of modernist planning in : early twentieth century garden-cities, mid-century social housing and generic, high-rise residential typologies of the past two decades. These residential mutations dominate the contemporary Israeli landscape, expanding and replacing existing textures, in an endless, repetitive cycle.

Float House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

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Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: , Israel
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
Site Area: 2,000 sqm
Area: 550 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Geron

House Between 2 Gardens / Pitsou Kedem Architects

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Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: Ramat HaSharon,
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Nurit ben Yosef
Site Area: 1000 sqm
Area: 450.0 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Amit Geron

Topolopompo Fire Kitchen / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd

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Architects: Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd
Location: , Israel
Architectural Lighting Design: Studio Twilight
Client: Avi Comforti And Partners
Area: 535.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Amit Geron

Ariel Sharon, Architecture and Occupation

© Rianne Van Doevern via Flickr CC User The Advocacy Project

In response to the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon last week, Eyal Weizman has written an interesting investigation into how the controversial politician used architecture and urban planning as a tool in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, deploying settlements like military tactics rather than simply as housing strategy. The piece is an insightful examination of how power and even violence can be manifest in design, as evidenced by Sharon’s “architecture of occupation”. You can read the full article here.

Shneur House / Yoav Messer Architects

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Architects: Yoav Messer Architects
Location: HaYarkon Park, ,
Design Team: Iftah Hayner, Henly Elor, Laura Hoffman Schaeftler
Area: 185.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Geron

Bulthaup Showroom TLV / Pitsou Kedem Architects

© Amit Geron

Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: , Israel
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
Area: 450 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Geron

House in Ashdod / Israel Zahavi Architects

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

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 . 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!

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…

Kfar Shemaryahu Kindergarden / Sarit Shani Hay

© Amit Geron

Architects: Shoshany Architects
Interior Designers: Sarit Shani Hay
Location: Kfar Shmaryahu Local Council, Kfar Shmaryahu,
Area: 2400.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Geron, Shai Epstein

Z Design Building / Ami Shinar – Amir Mann

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

Factory Jaffa House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

© Amit Geron

Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: , Israel
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
Area: 180.0 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Amit Geron

BGU University North Campus Master Plan / Chyutin Architects

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Chyutin Architects have won a competition to design a new campus for the Ben Gurion University in . 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.

Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects

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Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: Tel Aviv,
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Hagar Tzvi, Hila Sela
Area: 610.0 sqm
Photographs: Amit Geron