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

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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

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

New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion

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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…

Nesher Memorial / SO Architecture

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Architects: SO Architecture Location: Nesher, Project Team: Shachar Lulav, Oded Rosenkier, Alejandro Feinerman, Tomer Nahshon, Samer Hakim Area: 118 sqm Year: 2013 Photographs: Shai Epstein

Exhibition: Daniel Libeskind’s Architectural Drawings

On October 23, 2013, ’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.

The exhibition arrives in Tel Aviv after opening at the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery in Rome and in Turin. From Tel Aviv the show will travel to the Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery in Milan then travel to London and to New York City (location and dates to be announced). The exhibition in Tel Aviv will show some sketches exposed in Italy and other new projects.

The sketches reflect a wide range of styles and techniques and range from almost-classical line drawings to highly expressive watercolors and free-flowing ink sketches. All of the works reflect a connection between the philosophical ideas underlying the project depicted and that project’s unique aesthetics – its particular color, mood, posture and tension. From the extremely large scroll depicting the Ground Zero master plan to the intimate sketches of the Jewish Museum Berlin, the drawings offer a rare and intriguing glimpse into Mr. Libeskind’s approach to some of his most famous projects. For more information click here.

Title: Exhibition: ’s Architectural Drawings
Website: http://www.etgallery.co.il/exhibition/never-say-the-eye-is-rigid-architectural-drawings-of-daniel-libeskind/
Organizers: Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery Tel Aviv
From: Wed, 23 Oct 2013
Until: Mon, 23 Dec 2013
Venue: Ermanno Tedeschi Gallery, Tel Aviv
Address: Lilienblum 3, Tel Aviv, Israel

Tirat Carmel Library / Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

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

Ch House / Domb Architecture

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Architects: Domb Architecture
Location: , Israel
Year: 2012
Photographs: Amit Geron

G House / Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architect

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Architects: Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
Design Team: Irit Axelrod, Pitsou Kedem, Orit tsabari-elmaliach, Raz melamed
Area: 500 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Amit Geron

Architecture City Guide: Tel Aviv

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This AD is dedicated to the vibrant city of , 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…

RI HOUSE / Paritzki Liani Architects

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Architects: Paritzki Liani Architects
Location: , Israel
Area: 466 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Courtesy of Paritzki Liani Architects

Housing in Jaffa / GalPeleg Architects

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Architects: GalPeleg Architects
Location: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
Architect In Charge: Orit Gariani-Rozental
Area: 740 sqm
Year: 2010
Photographs: Amit Geron, Courtesy of

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

The Ramot Polin neighborhood is a project designed by the Polish-born Israeli architect , 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.

AD Classics: Mivtachim Sanitarium / Jacob Rechter

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

The Mivtachim sanitarium in Zichron Ya’akov is a brutalist masterpiece set on the forested slopes of Mount Carmel, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The simple yet complex design of the serpentine-shaped modular structure makes it appear to be “crowning” the mountain.

The building was designed by the Israeli architect in 1968 and immediately gained world-wide recognition, appearing in numerous international magazines and earning Rechter the prestigious Award for architecture in 1973. Along with other brutalist icons, the Mivtachim Sanitarium was an idealistic, utopian structure, encapsulating the socialist ideas prevalent in 1960′s .

An Urban Villa / Pitsou Kedem Architects

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Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Noa Groman
Area: 370 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Amit Geron