Tamaguchi Park relates to Tamagotchi, a toy from mid-90 of XXth century, the first one to address the question of educating children on care and responsibility through direct feedback from an artificial pet “fed” and”caressed” by its young owner. Centrala and Eifo Dana Group wanted to create the analogous relationship between the caring user and an artificially created landscape on a sandy slope facing the beach in BatYam. The intervention is therefore composed out of two physical elements; the water producing installation, the “park” and an accompanying educational program for kids from local schools headed by ten volunteers.
The Jabotinsky Institute, designed by Chyutin Architects Ltd, engages an archival collation and display of materials connected with Ze’ev Jabotinsky and with the underground Jewish nationalist movements prior to the establishment of the State of Israel. The building will be erected on a triangular plot with roads on either side of it and its apex pointing to an intersection. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Israeli designers, Chyutin Architects have shared with their proposal for a fashion and art graduate school in Tel Aviv. The proposal was created for a open architectural competition for the project, in which Chyutin Architects were a noted finalist. Additional images of their work and a description from the architects can be seen after the break.
The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, located in the center of the city’s cultural complex and designed by Preston Scott Cohen has completed construction and will open to the public shortly. The program for the Tel Aviv Museum of Art Amir Building posed an extraordinary architectural challenge: to resolve the tension between the tight, idiosyncratic triangular site and the museum’s need for a series of large, neutral rectangular galleries. The solution: subtly twisting geometric surfaces (hyperbolic parabolas) that connect the disparate angles between the galleries and the context while refracting natural light into the deepest recesses of the half buried building.
Israel’s government, with the agreement of the Russian government has proposed erecting a monument to mark the Red Army’s victory over Nazi Germany. Taking on the design challenge, TheHeder Partnership draws your eyes to the horizon as you are overcome with openness and freedom and the spirit of the moment of victory. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Architects: Kimmel-Eshkolot Architects
Location: Be’er Sheva, Israel
Project Team: Etan Kimmel, Michal Kimmel-Eshkolot, Ilan Carmi, Shachaf Zait
Client: INZ foundation
Project Management: Ramon Engineers
Structural engineer: Roy Assaf Engineering
Contractor: Minrav Engineering
Project area: 6,000 sqm
Project year: 2008 – 2011
Photographs: Amit Geron
DI Bernhard Gruber has devised a creative proposal for a new typology of playground systems for harsh weather climates such as Tel-Aviv Israel. Read more about this conditioned micro climate playground and additional images of the project after the break.
STAV Architects shared with is their competition entry for The Umm el-Fahem Museum of Contemporary Art which was awarded third place. Planted in its surroundings, the building grows from the side of the mountain, looking towards the Wadi on its border. It refrains from overtaking the Wadi, posed on one of its banks and watches it to the opposite pine planted bank, watching the city from afar to spread into the urban topography of Wadi Ara, Israel. More images and architects’ description after the break.
Station 5, by architect Ariel Noyman (AnArchiX), is the finalist submission to the competition ‘Water Tower- new perspectives’ that was organized by the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, Berkeley University and the Society for Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites (SPIHS) in 2010.
The design will be hosted in the city’s first water tower (1920′s) situated in the town square, next to municipality buildings and primary urban institutions. It will be a key point in the tour and will offer a variety of educational and cultural activities, while functioning as a lookout and leisure attraction in the central city location of Israel. More images and architect’s description after the break.
The Israeli duo, L2 Tsionov-Vitkon Architects in association with architect Ofir Nahum has shared with us their entry to the Agamon Hakhula Visitor Center Competition, which has been awarded second prize. More images and a description from the architects after the jump.
Tel-Aviv based designers, Ifat Finkelman_Ofer Bilik Architects, have submitted their competition winning entry, a Habitat for Urban Wildlife, which repurposes existing Israeli water towers. Additional images and a description of both the project and the competition after the break.