Barud House / Paritzki Liani Architects

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


Mamilla Hotel / Safdie Architects

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Architects: Safdie Architects
Location: , Israel
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

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


Pathway House / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

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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

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


Beam House / Uri Cohen Architects

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

SACH / Herszage & Sternberg Architects

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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: , Israel
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

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Architects: Sharon Neuman Architects & Oded Stern-Meiraz
Location: , Israel
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.

HP:Mercury 3 / Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners

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Architects: Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners
Location: HP campus, Industrial Area,
Partner in charge: Amir Mann
Design Team: Asaf Mann, Danny Rozen, Sivan Hecht, Amit Haas
Client: Mercury Interactive/HP (The Israeli start-up company Mercury Interactive was bought by Hewlett-Packard mid-construction)
Completed: 2008
Area: 20,000 sqm
Construction: Omer Construction & Engineering
Project Manager: Amnon Regev
Photographs: Amit Goren

‘Garden Ribbons’ – A City Hall and Urban Park / ShaGa Studio

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The new municipality building of , located in the old part of the city introduces a unique public park for the city – a green heart – that like a ribbon gradually transforms from a horizontal landscape to a vertical climatic structure. Designed by the Dutch office ShaGa Studio in collaboration with Shyovitz Architects, they define Netanya’s future identity as a coastal city which truly embraces an urban sustainable lifestyle for its residents, workers and visitors. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Netanya City Hall Building / Yaniv Pardo Architects

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Through an innovative redesign by Yaniv Pardo Architects, the city center will be turned into a vibrant and exciting location, befitting a large metropolis. The municipality building will act as the city’s iconic landmark, an architectural milestone supporting the city’s unique urban landscape. The concept leans heavily on the residents of the city who will be using the space for a wide range of activities and services – cultural, social, leisure, commercial etc. Their movement across the space throughout the day will create a bustling urban center. More images and architects’ description after the break.

District Courthouse Proposal / Chyutin Architects

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Chyutin Architects, in collaboration with Shmaya Zarfati, shared with us their first prize winning proposal for the District Courthouse in . Located on a newly designed main public square in the city center, the building houses all the judiciary levels except the Supreme Court, and contains 113 courtrooms and 135 judges’ chambers. The design of the court building connects and bridges among the host of diverse design languages of the buildings around it while creating a distinctive language of its own. More images and architects’ description after the break.

The Polonsky Academy of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Chyutin Architects

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The Polonsky Academy building, designed by Chyutin Architects, is situated on the cliff facing south towards the Theater. Its northern side faces the Main Garden Court which will function as the heart of the campus in the new master plan. The low horizontal appearance of the Polonsky Academy building fits in with the dimensions and design characteristics of the existing buildings with their closed stone fronts to the city and glass fronts facing the open inner garden. Other building materials to be used are exposed concrete and wood slats. The design of the building elevation respects the modernistic spirit of the existing buildings. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem / Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Jacques Dahan, Ariel Noyman

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The Museum of Tolerance, designed by Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin, Jacques Dahan, and Ariel Noyman is located at the heart of modern Jerusalem, in its rejuvenated city center, on the borderline between the spacious Independence Park, and the urban built environment. The location is a meeting site of three main streets which differ in character and function. Hillel street: a bustling commercial zone; Moshe Ben Israel street: a road crossing the park; and Moshe Salomon street- Nachalat Shiva’s pedestrian mall, a tourist hub, full of restaurants and shops. More images and architects’ description after the break.

Sammy Ofer Heart Building / Sharon Architects & Ranni Ziss Architects

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Architects: Sharon Architects - Arad Sharon, Sharon Gur-Ze’ev & RZA-Ranni Ziss Architects
Location: Tel-Aviv,
Sharon office team: Architect Erez Tal, Architect Ranit Kosht-Kriger, Architect Daphna Braverman-Gantman, Architect Aviel Tochterman
Ziss office team: Architect Nirit Philosoph, Architect Aviad Fanio, Architect Osnat Golan, Architect Alex Harpaz, Architect Yifat Adraee
Client: Sourasky Tel-Aviv (Ichilov) Medical Center
Photographs: Rona Vatash

Hendel Residence / SaaB architects

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Architects: SaaB architects
Location: Kfar Yehoshua, Emek
Site area: 755 sqm
Construction area: 175 sqm
Project completed: 2009
Project team: Ronit Barkol & Luciano Santandreu
Construction eng.: Shabtai Mualem
Construction Supervisor: Yehudit Kadmi
Photographer: Luciano Santandreu