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Ori Scialom: The Latest Architecture and News

Publication: "The Urburb - Patterns of Contemporary Living"

Written to accompany the minimal exhibition of the Israeli Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, “The Urburb - Patterns of Contemporary Living” tells the story of the Urburb, a built condition which is neither urban nor suburban, that dominates the contemporary Israeli landscape. Edited by Architect Ori Scialom and Dr. Roy Brand, the book brings together architectural photography and photographs of the installation interspersed amongst theoretical texts and short stories which address the cultural, political, and social aspects of the “Urburban” way of life. Learn more about the book, published by Sternthal Books, here.

Venice Biennale 2014: Israel Explores The Urburb, a Neither Urban nor Suburban Landscape

Neither urban nor suburban, the Urburb is a fragmented mosaic of one hundred years of modernist planning in Israel: early twentieth century garden-cities, mid-century social housing and generic, high-rise residential typologies of the past two decades. These residential mutations dominate the contemporary Israeli landscape, expanding and replacing existing textures, in an endless, repetitive cycle.

High rise residential buildings in Jerusalem. Image © Gili Merin / The Israeli Pavilion 2014 A contemporary Ville Radieuse: "Hadera Park" by Mann-Shinar Architects 2010. Image by Oren Eldar / The Israeli Pavilion Printing on sand . Image © Edith Kofsky / The Israeli Pavilion 2014 Construction site, Netanya. Image © Edith Kofsky / The Israeli Pavilion 2014 + 10