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G House / Axelrod Architects + Pitsou Kedem Architect

© Amit Geron
© Amit Geron

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Architecture City Guide: Tel Aviv

This AD Architecture City Guide is dedicated to the vibrant city of Tel Aviv, originally established as a garden-city on the sandy shores of the Mediterranean in 1909. Although widely known as “The White City” for boasting the world’s largest collection of International Style Buildings, Tel Aviv is not merely a monochromatic Bauhaus colony: it presents a rich mosaic of locally interpreted styles, from Eclectic to Brutalist to contemporary, which are the result of foreign and locally-born architects who adapted to the local cultural and climatic conditions.

Join us for our architectural city guide through the "Non-Stop City" after the break…

The Pagoda House by Alexander Levy, 1925. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons El Al House by Dov and Ram Karmi, 1963. Image © Justin Kliger Rubinsky House by Lucian Korngold, 1937, (Renovated by Bar Or Architects). Image Courtesy of Bar Or Architects Tel Aviv Museum of Art – Extension by Preston Scott Cohen, 2010. Image © Amit Geron

Housing in Jaffa / GalPeleg Architects

  • Architects: GalPeleg Architects
  • Location: Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Architect in Charge: Orit Gariani-Rozental
  • Area: 740.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2010
  • Photographs: Amit Geron, Courtesy of GalPeleg Architects

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

Architactics Exhibition / SAYA

Free and open to the public at the ZEZEZE Architecture Gallery in Tel Aviv, the Architactics exhibition by SAYA Design for Change summarizes the approach of SAYA’s mission-based practice. Rather than diving into the details of their specific proposals, it illustrates the channels of influence this practice has defined for design in peace making. SAYA’s pioneering approach termed by its founders as “Resolution Planning” was developed a decade ago to reclaim the architectural responsibility in designing peace. Its goal is to redefine the role and responsibility of architects in conflict resolution, to re-include the city, the people and their joint future space back into the picture. The exhibition will continue to be on display until August 24. More architects' description after the break.

Tel-Aviv White City Forum Winning Proposal / Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

The Tel-Aviv White City Forum winning proposal by Kimmel Eshkolot Architects is an exhibition center, part of the huge Tel- Aviv wholesale market project currently under construction. Comprising thousands of apartment units, a mall, a school and a sports complex, the Forum will be a platform for genuine urban celebration. More images and architects’ description after the break.

'Salute to the White City' Festival

Taking place May 2-4, Tel Aviv’s upcoming 'Salute to the White City' weekend is a citywide festival in celebration of the Mediterranean coastal city's 10th anniversary of being named a UNESCO World Heritage site. Known as the 'White City,' Tel Aviv is home to more than 4,000 International Bauhaus style buildings built in the 1930’s by German Jewish architects following World War II. Today, Tel Aviv is home to the world's largest collection of Bauhaus architecture in the world. The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality is inviting guests to “Salute the White City” and celebrate its stunning collection of architecture and design-focused events, exhibitions and tours, including: Houses from Within--Bauhaus Edition, Guerilla Lighting in Tel Aviv, and Greening the White City. For more information, please visit here.

The Shell and its Contents – Italia B&B Showroom / Pitsou Kedem Architects

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Jaffa Port Market / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

  • Architects: Jacobs-Yaniv Architects
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • 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, Courtesy of Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

© Amit Geron © Amit Geron © Amit Geron

G House / Paz Gersh Architects

© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron

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

© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron
© Amit Giron

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

  • Architects: Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects and Planners
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Partner in Charge: Amir Mann
  • Design Team: Asaf Mann
  • Project Manager: Shafir Engineering Ltd.
  • Area: 2200.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Gal Deren

© Gal Deren © Gal Deren © Gal Deren © Gal Deren

Pathway House / Jacobs-Yaniv Architects

  • Architects: Jacobs-Yaniv Architects
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Architect in Charge: Jacobs-Yaniv Architects
  • Project management: Oren Sadot
  • Structural Engineer: Doron Toeg
  • Garden Design: Itamar Landscape Design Ltd.
  • Area: 250.0 sqm
  • Photographs: Uzi Porat

© Uzi Porat © Uzi Porat © Uzi Porat © Uzi Porat

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

© Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban © Tom Arban

SACH / Herszage & Sternberg Architects

© Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein © Shai Epstein

STV House / Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture

  • Architects: Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Architects: Arstudio – Arnon Nir Architecture
  • Area: 380.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2009
  • Photographs: Amit Giron

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Affordable Utopias Lecture / Hrvoje Njiric + Arhitekti

Made possible through the support of SCohen Steel & Style, Hrvoje Njiric + Arhitekti is presenting a lecture on Affordable Utopias at the Zezeze Architecture Gallery on November 7th. Hrvoje Njiric is one of the most prominent architects to come out of Croatia and the Balkan area in the past two decade. Mr. Njiric gained acknowledgement in the 90′s with projects developed by the former njiric+njiric partnership, including schemes for Europan (3 first prizes) and Slovenian projects for Baumaxx and McDonald’s which were widely published and awarded. In 2001, Njiric+ was founded and continues the work of the former office. More information on the event after the break.

Jaffa Apartment / Pitsou Kedem Architect

  • Architects: Pitsou Kedem Architect
  • Location: Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
  • Architect: Pitsou Kedem Architect
  • Project Team: Pitsou Kedem, Raz Melamed, Irene Goldberg
  • Area: 105.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Amit Geron

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Fashion & Art Graduate School in Tel Aviv/ Chyutin Architects

Courtesy Chyutin Architects
Courtesy Chyutin Architects

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.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art / Preston Scott Cohen

Courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen
Courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen

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.

Courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen Courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen Courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen Courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen

Architects: Preston Scott Cohen Location: Tel Aviv, Israel Project Area: 200,000 sqf Project Year: 2007-2011 Photographs: Courtesy of Preston Scott Cohen