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

© Amit Giron

Architects: Paz Gersh Architects
Location: Ramat ,
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 ; 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, , Nira Pereg, 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

© Gal Deren

Architects: Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners
Location: ,
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

Eco House in Herzelya / Sharon Neuman Architects

© Amit Gosher

Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects
Location: Herzliya,
Architect In Charge: Hila Tzur
Project Year: 2011
Photographs: Amit Gosher

‘Second Nature’ Natural History Museum / o2a studio

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Designed by o2a studio, the man-made structure for the Natural History Museum in is designated to celebrate the transcendent force and majesty of nature, which is a contradiction in terms. The paradoxical question that arises when approaching the design of a building that is dedicated as a showcase for the unbuilt, is how does one bridge this conceptual gap between the man-made and the organic – between the artificial and the natural. The proposal aims to highlight this difficulty, while allowing for a composite coexistence between the natural and the artificial – interpreted here as ranging between various degrees of control. More images and architects’ description after the break.

House R / Sharon Neuman Architects

© Amit Gosher

Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects
Location: Hasharon,
Plot: 550 sqm
Built Area: 205 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Amit Gosher

Barud House / Paritzki Liani Architects

© Amit Geron

Architects: Paritzki Liani Architects
Location: ,
Site area: 850 sqm
Total floor area: 350 sqm
Completion: 2011
Photographers: Amit Geron, Pavel Wolberg, Omri Amsalem

  

Mamilla Hotel / Safdie Architects

© Timothy Hursley

Architects: Safdie Architects
Location: ,
Client: Alrov Luxury Hotels
Interior Design: Piero Lissoni
Total Cost: US $60 million
Completion: 2009
Photographs: Timothy Hursley, Ardon Bar Hama, Courtesy of Mamilla Hotel

   

University Senate Center / Chyutin Architects

© Ardon Bar Hama

Architects: Chyutin Architects
Location: Beer Sheva, 
Designer: BrachaChyutin, Michael Chyutin
FloorArea: 6,000 sqm
Client: Ben-Gurion University
Photographs: Ardon Bar Hama

 

Pathway House / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

© Uzi Porat

Architects: Jacobs-Yaniv Architects
Location: , Israel
Project management: Oren Sadot
Structural engineer: Doron Toeg
Garden design: Itamar Landscape Design Ltd.
Photographs: Uzi Porat

   

Assuta Medical Center / Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + M. Brestovisky Architects

© Tom Arban

Architects: Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + & Urban Designers
Location: , Israel
Area: approx. 500,000 square feet
Completion: May 2009 – Phase 1
Photographs: Tom Arban

  

Beam House / Uri Cohen Architects

© David Adika

Architects: Uri Cohen Architects
Location: ,
Size: 180 sqm
Completion: 2010
Design Team: Uri Cohen, Shachar Butkin
Structural Engineer: Alex Rosenfeld
Photographs: David Adika

SACH / Herszage & Sternberg Architects

© Shai Epstein

Architects: Herszage & Sternberg Architects
Location: ,
Landscapte Architect: David Gat
Photographs: Shai Epstein

Zielony Graduate Student Village / Bar Orian Architects + Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

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Architects: Bar Orian Architects - Arch. Gidi Bar Orian + Schwartz Besnosoff Architects - Gaby Schwartz
Location: Haifa,
Project Team: Arch. Nir Ovadia, Arch. Vladimir Melamed, Arch. Ofri Broza, Arch Avi Rotal
Photographs: Courtesy of Bar Orian Architects + Schwartz Besnosoff Architects

   

House N / Sharon Neuman Architects & Oded Stern-Meiraz

© Elad Sarig

Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects & Oded Stern-Meiraz
Location: ,
Area: 500 sqm
Photographs: Elad Sarig

Netanya City Hall Proposal / Zarhy Architects

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In their design proposal for the City Hall, Zarhy Architects aimed to create an urban square that functions as a space which creates a direct connection between the public entities, the residents, and the rest of the city. Their approach was to refrain from building one tower which is indifferent to the street and instead, to introduce a “campus” of municipal buildings that provides an integral public space designed to serve the residents of the city of Netanya, as a generous and active urban square. More images and architects’ description after the break.