In the case of the Old City, which contains many of the holiest sites of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, that approach calls for situating the structures just outside the walls of the ancient site so its architectural integrity is preserved even as Israeli and Palestinian authorities gain the ability to move visitors through modern security checkpoints that resemble those found in airports. The article was published in the “Landscape Architecture” journal (Hebrew), of the Israeli Union of Landscape Architects. The article was published in the “Landscape Architecture” journal (Hebrew) of the Israeli Union of Landscape Architects.
The text was written at a time when I worked in an office that was located in a building originally designed for the offices of the United Kibbutz movement, in Tel-Aviv. Yael Bar-Maor, landscape architect – founder and manager; graduate with honors of the landscape architecture program, Faculty of Architecture, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology (of the year 2002); licensed landscape architect by the Israeli Department for Registration of Engineers and Architects. More projects designed by Yael Bar-Maor Landscape Architecture Studio:
1st prize in the Architectural Competition for Tel Aviv University’s Porter School of Environmental Studies 2009. The projects Geotectura designed has delivered a sophisticated and economical result that established a new benchmark for buildings in Israel. Yonatan Kanti of the Israeli daily Ma’ariv compared Pavie architectural style to the futurism of Eero Saarinen ‘s TWA Flight Center 8.
The architecture of Israel has been influenced by the different styles of architecture brought in by those who have occupied the country over time, sometimes modified to suit the local climate and landscape. Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie, a distinguished architect in the world and particularly in Israel, designed Beit-Shmuel in 1986 as the headquarters of the World Union for Progressive Judaism, and in 2011 added the more luxurious part of Mercaz Shimshon , which is home to luxurious guesthouses and a banquet hall. Designed in the 1930s by renowned architect Leopold Krakauer, this white concrete house was built for a physician’s family in Rechavia in the center of Jerusalem.
But Jerusalem’s architecture is as vast and diverse as its history, and the city is filled with an incredible array of buildings that will thrill and inspire architecture enthusiasts, from the most amateur to the most advanced. The design for Sofia tower was selected as one of forty works designed by young Israeli architects. He stressed the importance nature and culture has on Finnish identity and showed how natural phenomena have been translated into architectural ideas in projects like The Finnish Maritime Center at Vellamo, Kotka and the Finnish Forest Museum “Lusto”.
Inspired by architect David Kroyanker’s latest and very comprehensive book – Jerusalem Design, God is in the Details – the Israel Museum in Jerusalem recently came up with an exciting new exhibit about the Holy City. It is a good example of architecture that fits in well with its site; very modern but very associative with the Arab-style buildings and others in the surrounding neighborhood.” All the buildings are high quality, starting with the Dov Karmi administration and auditorium buildings.” Karmi, trained in Belgium, was one of Israel’s most productive and influential architects.
The foundation of architecture is goodness and beauty, says Beni Levy, dean of the Architecture School at Ariel University Center in Israel. Israel’s long history and eclectic building styles have resulted in a showcase of architectural beauty. This tendency to evoke history, to anchor buildings through a strong monumentality was a feature that emerged again and again in my observations of Israeli architecture.
The boldness of the terminal is symptomatic of a newfound confidence in Israeli architecture, which, after all, has a strong tradition to build on, if we think of Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus masterpieces. It is based in Tel Aviv and holds seminars and conferences that supplement an Israeli architectural education (in Tel Aviv only). As
an Israeli architect opposed to the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, he fell foul of the Israeli architectural establishment early in his career, and was forced to explore alternatives to “building buildings”.
Other past teachers and students have also won various awards and acclaim for their work, including graduate Amnon Niv, who designed the Moshe Aviva Tower, Israel’s tallest building, in 1988. While still typically Modernist in style, the building’s design (and this period more generally) betray a tension” that allows multiple architectural aspirations to coexist,” according to the catalogue. The exhibition’s second and main section, called Emergence of a Modernist Language” and initially displayed at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, was curated by architects Dan Price and Ada Karmi-Melamede, winner of the prestigious Israel Prize and Karmi’s daughter.
Dr. Smadar Sharon is a sociologist who teaches at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Tel Aviv University, at the College of Management Academic Studies School of Design, and at the Department of Interior Building and Environment Design at Shenkar Academic College. Over the past few years, mass-restoration of Tel Av
ivs’s traditional buildings has been undertaken, whilst modern glass skyscrapers have sprung up across the city to give a unique and stunning contrast like no other! In Tel Aviv they designed their International Style houses with deep, rounded balconies, flat roofs, horizontal windows to cut the glare of the Mediterranean sun and beautiful white washed.
Modernism is the predominantstyle of architecture in Tel Aviv. The White City of Tel Aviv is the largest collection of Bauhaus style buildings in the world. The six stamps depict the “Amal” Technical School; Tel Aviv University Library; “Mivtahim” Rest Home; Hebrew University Synagogue; Yad Mordechai Museum; and Bat Yam City Hall.
This balance is given expression in the relationship between the ground floor and the main library area which seems suspended in midair above it. Mivtahim’s Guest House at Zikhron Ya’aqov, designed by the architects Jacob Rechter, Moshe Zarhi and Moshe Peri, was completed in 1969 and was awarded the Israel Prize in 1973. The Tel Aviv University library building which was completed in 1968, was designed by Michael Nadler, Samuel Bikson and Shulamit Nadler and was awarded the Municipality of Tel Aviv’s Rokach Prize in 1970.