The difference between inspirational stories to the ones lacking inspiration often depends on the order the storyteller chooses to place his creation. In this sense, not only does this book represent a series of architect Eli Armon's architectural achievements, but also provides a statement on his work in retrospect by attempting a story narrative that looks at the tale of creation. Thus, a new creation is formed, designed by choosing the picture angle, by editing the order of the pictures, and by writing words that interlace into a melody of structure and creation. Armon's lyrical and philosophical points of view add another dimension to his architectural works that have created a texture of inspiration spots and have already turned into Places throughout our country." - Abridged text, from the Introduction.
Armon is inspired by images from Israel and its landscape, worldwide cultures and the martial arts. His multidisciplinary and unconventional professional approach sees in the architectural planning the materialization of views, existential concepts, circles of life and faith, as one united and multifaceted work. His work is that of a curious researcher. It sprouts from biblical sources, the Hebrew letters, Jewish tradition and Kabbalah.
List of projects: Holon Wolfson Railway Station, Tel Aviv; Lehavim-Rahat Railway Station; Beer-Sheva Central Railway Station; Department of Public Works, Beer-Sheva; Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development; Abraham's Well Visitors' Center, Beer-Sheva; Yad Sara, Beer-Sheva; Officers School Synagogue, Mitzpe Ramon; Yod Alef Community Center, Beer-Sheva; Ramot Sportive Community Center, Beer-Sheva; Kindergarten and Center for the Care of the Elderly, Meitar; El-Zahara School, Lod; Omer Comprehensive School; The Sports Hall, Omer; Culture Hall, Omer.
This unique monograph delves into intriguing and beguiling architectural works by Eliezer Armon. Inspired by images from Israel and its landscape, worldwide cultures, and the martial arts, Armon's multidisciplinary and unconventional professional approach to architecture sees in the architectural planning the materialization of views, existential concepts, circles of life and faith, as one united and multifaceted work. His work is that of a curious researcher. It sprouts from biblical sources, the Hebrew letters, Jewish tradition and Kabbalah.
Instead of the Prologue 10
Ministry of Agriculture, Gilat Farm, ˝The seed sprouts from the ground˝ 36
Abraham's Well Visitors' Center, Beer Sheva, ˝Go˝ 54
Yad Sara, Beer Sheva, ˝Distress and Hope˝ 76
Officers' School Synagogue, Mitzpe Ramon, ˝The Burning Bush˝ 86
Holon - Wolfson Railway Station, ˝Wants to be a Plane˝ 104
Lehavim-Rahat Railway Station, ˝Lehavim in the Desert˝ 124
Beer Sheva Central Railway Station, ˝The Well, the Tree and the Bridge˝ 140
Department of Public Works, Beer Sheva, ˝The Shovel in front of the Camp˝ 154
El-Zahara School, Lod, ˝On the Wardas Carpet˝ 170
Omer Comprehensive School, ˝Around the Courtyard˝ 178
The gymnastics hall, Omer comprehensive school, ˝The Wing˝ 194
Culture Hall, Omer, ˝When the facade is Playing˝ 206
Ramot Sportive Community Center, Beer Sheva, ˝The Whole World is a Stage˝ 216
Yod Alef Community Center, Beer Sheva, ˝On Assembling and Dissembling˝ 228
Kindergarten and center for the care of the elderly, Meitar, ˝Infinity˝ 240
TitleIf Architecture is a Language, Then a Building is a Story