Six Teams Shortlisted in Competition to Design the New Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center at Tel Aviv University

07:30 - 29 December, 2015
Courtesy of Strelka KB
Courtesy of Strelka KB

The six teams selected to participate in the second phase of design concept development for the New Nanoscience & Nanotechnology Center at Tel Aviv University (TAU) met representatives of the school and KB STRELKA in Tel Aviv, where a series of events were held.

o2a’s Proposed Tel Aviv University Building Controls Natural Light and Wind for a Sustainable Solution

08:00 - 20 September, 2015
Courtesy of o2a Studio
Courtesy of o2a Studio

o2a Studio has unveiled their proposal for the Lorry I. Lokey School of Management at Tel Aviv University. Part of an invited competition, the design brief required a two-phase proposal sited at the focal point of the Tel Aviv University Campus: an initial 3,500 square metres of classrooms, offices and an auditorium and a future 1,500 square metres of extra classes and offices. Though not selected for the final design of the school, the o2a Studio proposal for the Lorry I. Lokey School of Management encompasses contextual, programmatic and climatic concerns in an elegant solution. Read more about this proposal after the break.

Beacons of Pride: #LoveWins in These Illuminated Buildings

15:35 - 26 June, 2015
San Francisco City Hall illuminated in rainbow colors in honor of Pride Week Image © Nickolay Stanev via Shutterstock.com
San Francisco City Hall illuminated in rainbow colors in honor of Pride Week Image © Nickolay Stanev via Shutterstock.com

Earlier today, the US Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage should be legal in all 50 states, effectively overruling 14 states that so far have continued to enforce a ban (if you've been on Facebook in the last few hours, you've probably already heard). The ruling comes just in time for Pride Parades which will take place this weekend in many cities, and to celebrate this historic decision, we've rounded up some iconic buildings lit up for past Pride Parades for everybody to enjoy - equally.

Colorful Illustrations of Tel Aviv’s Eclectic Facades

12:00 - 28 March, 2015
27 Nahalat Binyamin St.. Image © Avner Gicelter
27 Nahalat Binyamin St.. Image © Avner Gicelter

Take a virtual walk down the streets of Tel Aviv with these illustrations of the city's facades by graphic designer Avner Gicelter. “My aim is to capture the unique essence of the building's features in my illustrations, using a minimal set of graphic elements,” he explained. “After the building's illustration is done I choose a background color out of a palette and a typeface that will reflect what I refer to as a Tel Avivian atmosphere."

Gicelter first had the idea to capture the unique architecture in Tel Aviv’s city center when apartment hunting in 2013. “I got more interested in the building's facade than in the apartments we were looking at,” he said. Since then he has illustrated over 70 different buildings.

Check out some of Gicelter’s illustrations after the break and visit his website to learn more. His illustrations are also available for purchase on Etsy.

24 Chen Blvd.. Image © Avner Gicelter King Albert Square. Image © Avner Gicelter 3 Nezach Israel St.. Image © Avner Gicelter 17 Shmaryahu Levin St.. Image © Avner Gicelter +12

Tel Aviv Museum Of Art Examines The International Circulation Of Prefab Concrete Panels

05:00 - 23 February, 2015
© Elad Sarig
© Elad Sarig

Between 1945 and 1981 around 170 million prefabricated (prefab) residential units were constructed worldwide. Now, as part of a study undertaken by Pedro Alonso and Hugo Palmarola of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile between 2012 and 2014, an exhibition at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art features 28 large concrete panel systems from between 1931 and 1981. In so doing, it explores a transnational circulation of these objects of construction, "weaving them into a historical collage of ambitions and short-lived enthusiasm for utopian dreams."

This show, curated by Meira Yagid-Haimovici, is an attempt to reveal "how architecture and urbanism was charged with historical, social, and political narratives, and how the modernist vision promoted the fusion of aesthetics and politics." The models, which are being exhibited as part of the Production Routes exhibition, seek to highlight the richness embodied in 'generic' architecture through the lens of prefab construction methods.

Past Turned Into Space / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 7 January, 2015
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +31

Fuks 34 / Henkin Shavit Studio

01:00 - 2 September, 2014
© Aviad Bar-Ness
© Aviad Bar-Ness

© Aviad Bar-Ness © Aviad Bar-Ness © Aviad Bar-Ness © Aviad Bar-Ness +20

The Porter School of Environmental Studies / Geotectura + Chen Architects + Axelrod Grobman Architects

01:00 - 11 August, 2014
© Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein +46

Ganei Shapira Affordable Housing / Orit Muhlbauer Eyal Architects

01:00 - 10 August, 2014
© Shai Epstein
© Shai Epstein

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein +15

Open and Transparent to The City / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 29 June, 2014
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +34

V House / Paz Gersh Architects

01:00 - 29 March, 2014
© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron

© Itay Sikolsky © Itay Sikolsky © Amit Giron © Itay Sikolsky +21

Float House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 27 February, 2014
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +29

Topolopompo Fire Kitchen / Baranowitz Kronenberg Architecture Ltd

01:00 - 27 January, 2014
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +22

Shneur House / Yoav Messer Architects

01:00 - 17 January, 2014
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +15

Peter Zumthor: Seven Personal Observations on Presence In Architecture

01:00 - 3 December, 2013
Zumthor in Tel Aviv. Image © Yael Engelhart for Ha'aretz
Zumthor in Tel Aviv. Image © Yael Engelhart for Ha'aretz

Known for his superior design and unparalleled craftsmanship, the 2009 Pritzker Laureate and 2013 RIBA Gold Medal Award winner, Peter Zumthor, was recently invited to speak at the School of Architecture in Tel Aviv University. In a lecture titled “Presence in Architecture - Seven Personal Observations,” Zumthor shared some of the inspirations behind his greatest projects, giving us insight into his poetic, intelligent, (and some might say) “nearly divine” mind.

Zumthor’s Seven Points on “Presence,” after the break...

Saint Benedict Chapel. Image Courtesy of Felipe Camus http://www.archdaily.com/419367/. Image Courtesy of Felipe Camus Brauder Klaus Field Chapel. Image © Samuel Ludwig © Jose Fernando Vazquez +20

Factory Jaffa House / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 11 November, 2013
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +35

Tel Aviv Townhouse / Pitsou Kedem Architects

01:00 - 6 November, 2013
© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron +19

New Tel Aviv High-Rise By Richard Meier Nears Completion

14:00 - 30 October, 2013
© Richard Meier
© Richard Meier

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...