“Yad Labanim” (“A Memorial to the Sons”) Competition Entry / Eli Gotman

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Designed by architect Eli Gotman, the proposal for the “Yad Labanim” (“A Memorial to the Sons”) is dedicated to commemorating the fallen soldiers in ’s wars and helping the bereaved families. The Yad Labanim building in Ramat Yishay, is in itself a monument, which begins with the wall buried in the ground carrying the names of the fallen perforated in it, continues to emerge out of the ground as a building, and ending as an illuminated library hovering over the square. More images and Gotman’s description after the break.

House K / Auerbach Halevy Architects

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Architects: Auerbach Halevy Architects
Location: Central
Design Team: Ori Halevy, Sisi Ziri, Orly Taichtal, Yaara Trosman
Year: 2010
Photographs: Uzi Porat

Jaffa Port Market / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

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Architects: Jacobs-Yaniv Architects
Location: ,
Developers: Leora Ganor, Irit Kesselman-Millet, Yariv Millet
Project Management: Oren Sadot
Branding & Graphic Design: Studio Michal Suday
Lighting Design: MK Lighting Design
Building Contractor: P.A.B
Electric Engineer: Oren Sinai
Sanitary Engineering: George Chalapathi
Structural Engineer: Aaron Daniel
Photographs: Amit Geron

S House / Alroy Hazak Architects

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Architects: Alroy Hazak Architects
Location: Haifa,
Year: 2012
Photographs: Oded Smadar

The Cube / Sharon Neuman Architects

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Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects
Location: Lehavot Haviva,
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Amit Gosher

House in Hofit / Paritzki & Liani Architects

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Architects: Paritzki & Liani Architects
Location: Hofit,
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 919 sqm
Photographs: Amit Geron

Pavilion 2012 / pitsou kedem architects

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Architects: pitsou kedem architects
Location: , Israel
Design Team: Pitsou Kedem, Irene Goldberg, Raz Melamed
Project Year: 2012
Project Area: 300 sqm
Photographs: Amit Geron

Kalandia Checkpoint. The First New Gate To Jerusalem in 466 Years.

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SCI-Arc graduate Harris Silver has shared his experience passing through the Kalandia Checkpoint during his quest for “an uncanny truth” that would lead him to develop an architecture project in the city of Jerusalem.

The Kalandia Checkpoint is an opening in what calls “The Security Fence” and what Palestinians call “The Apartheid Wall”. Regardless of what you call the separation infrastructure, the checkpoint acts a modern gate to the city of Jerusalem.

After experiencing Kalendia first hand, I came away realizing that until I personally walked through the checkpoint, I was ignorant of the mechanism and tactics employed to humiliate and dehumanize everyone who passes through it. Which means I was not fully capable of participating in the Israeli-Palestinian discourse.

Continue reading for the full Op-Ed.

Venice Biennale 2012: Aircraft Carrier / Israeli Pavilion

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The Israeli pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, titled Aircraft Carrier, deals with the dramatic changes in Israeli architecture since 1973, and the American influences that made them possible.

Curators Erez Ella, Milana Gitzin-Adiram and Dan Handel defined four major architectural phenomena that demonstrate these changes – Signals, Emporiums, Allies and Flotillas – and invited five leading Israeli and international artists and architecture photographers to reflect on them. Participants include Portuguese photographer Fernando Guerra (Check out an interview with Guerra here!), along with Assaf Evron, Florian Holzherr, and . Continue after the break for more.

“the REAL estate” / AL/Arch

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Architect: AL/Arch
Location: Bat-Yam,
Project Area: 550 sqm
Photographs: Liat Ezra, Asaf Evron, Orna Marton, Avi Laiser,

Video: Time Lapse of Ron Arad’s 720 Degrees Installation

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On view in the Israel Museum’s Billy Rose Art Garden through September 5, the 720° installation, designed by internationally renowned Israeli artist, architect, and designer Ron Arad, is of monumental proportions. Composed of 5,600 silicon rods suspended from a height of eight meters to form a perfect circle 25 meters in diameter, the silicon cords serve as an empty digital canvas on which works by prominent video artists from Israel and around the world – among them Mat Collishaw, Ori Gersht, Christian Marclay, and David Shrigley – are being screened each evening. Above is a time lapse video of the installation courtesy of Ram Matz, Season of Culture. For more information, please visit here.

 

Orthodox School in Remle / Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects

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Architects: Dan and Hila Israelevitz Architects
Location: ,
Design Team: Dan Israelevitz, Hila Dinay Israelevitz, Simon Amsis
Project Year: 2010
Project Area: 3,750 sqm
Photographs: Courtesy of Dan and Hila Israelevitz

National Library of Israel Competition Entry / ODA

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The proposal for the National Library of by ODA takes on special significance as a site where past, present, and future converge. Unlike traditional libraries, often closed fortresses of knowledge, the new library is organized around a variety of platforms of activity that enhance interaction between the users, enabling the library to become a forum for cross-disciplinary conversations. Through the form of a floating monolith that visually connects to the foundations of Parliament, the library underscores the idea that education and learning are the bedrock of democracy. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Riviera Seaside Art Gallery / Derman Verbakel Architecture

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A project funded by the city of , the abandoned Riviera nightclub on the beach of , south of Tel-Aviv, has been turned into a seaside art gallery and artist colony. Designed by Derman Verbakel Architecture, the 1,200 square meter grid of concrete columns and beams, which had been the décor for a lively night scene in 1950s and 60s, was reconverted within only a few weeks last summer. This project then became a space for artists to live and create on-site art inside and outside the gallery. More images and architects’ description after the break.

G House / Paz Gersh Architects

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Architects: Paz Gersh Architects
Location: Ramat hasharon,
Architect: Paz Gersh
Project Year: 2011
Project Area: 250 sqm
Photographs: Amit Giron

Y Project / Rami Kopty

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Architects: Rami Kopty
Location: Ya’el, Nazareth Illit,
Architect In Charge:
Project Year: 2012
Photographs: Courtesy of Kopty Architects and Engineers

Venice Biennale 2012: Aircraft Carrier / Israeli Pavilion

Aircraft Carrier: The Textile Compound, Tel Aviv by Fernando Guerra; Courtesy of Aircraft Carrier

This year’s Venice Biennale will kick off on August 29th and run through November 25th and will feature a pavilion from Israel called “Aircraft Carrier”.  The collected work confronts the dramatic changes in Israeli architecture since 1973, and the American influences that made them possible.  The curators of the exhibit, Erez Ella, Milana Gitzin-Adiram and Dan Handel defined four major architectural phenomena that epitomize these changes:  Signals, Emporiums, Allies and Flotillas.  The curators invited five leading Israeli and international artists and architectural photographers to reflect on these ideas.  Participants include Assaf Evron, Fernando Guerra, , , and Jan Tichy and product designer Tal Erez.

Stop by after the break to see some of the work to be featured as part of “Aircraft Carrier”.

Tel Aviv Fastlane Control and Coordination Center / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects

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Architects: Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners
Location: Tel Aviv,
Partner In Charge: Amir Mann
Design Team: Asaf Mann
Project Manager: Shafir Engineering Ltd.
Project Year: 2009
Project Area: 2,200 sqm
Photographs: Gal Deren