Richard Meier completes Bauhaus-inspired tower in Tel Aviv

American architect Richard Meier has finished work on his first project in Israel, a residential tower covered in a “veil” of white louvres that ensure the building is in keeping with its Bauhaus-era neighbours in Tel Aviv’s White City. Richard Meier & Partners’ Rothschild Tower rises 154 metres above Rothschild Boulevard in the centre of the UNESCO-protected White City, which is renowned for its 20th-century architecture.

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Perforated canopies extend over terraces lining apartments built on an Israeli sand dune

Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture has completed a luxury apartment complex perched atop a cliff north of Tel Aviv, featuring terraces sheltered beneath latticed canopies that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. Israeli-Franco firm Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture designed The Arsuf Residences for the gated community of Arsuf, Israel, which offers views of the sea and the adjacent Apollonia National Park. The development comprises

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3322 Studio builds concrete home in Tel Aviv around enclosed patios

Huge windows and patios in this concrete house in Tel Aviv shed natural light across the interior while also allowing the family full views of the surrounding garden. The Suspended Patio House is located in a quiet neighbourhood of the Israeli city, and was designed by Ramat Gan-based 3322 Studio as a space for the founders’ own family.

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Explore Israeli architecture with our new Pinterest board

Dezeen’s latest Pinterest board is filled with eye-catching architecture in Israel, including Tel Aviv’s Bauhaus-inspired residences and the Beersheba station bridge, which is shaped like a pair of eyes. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest ›

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Tav Group builds rural artist’s house in Israel with “cannabis walls”

Walls made of hemp and lime, and local stone make up this sand-coloured house on a hill in northern Israel, which Haifa-based studio Tav Group designed for environmentally conscious artists. Tav Group designed the 250-square-metre house in the Ein Hod artists’ village in Israel’s Haifa District for environmental and social activists. The aim was to create an “archetype of sustainability”, using only environmentally friendly, locally sourced

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Sunday Sanctuary: Dweller

I never thought I’d say that cave dwelling would be a dream of mine, but one look at this place and it’s the only aesthetic on my mind. While not a cave in the true sense of the word, the arched windows and door frames tell the story of something from another time, while intelligent […]

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Box-framed louvres shade windows of concrete house in Tel Aviv

This concrete house in Tel Aviv by Bar Orian Architects features vertical louvres that can be either rotated to filter light or slid open to reveal the windows behind. Designed for a couple and their three children, the residence is located in a neighbourhood in the north the city called Affeka. Tel-Aviv based Bar Orian Architects chose the simple form of

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Israeli architect couple use concrete blocks to build themselves a home among fruit trees

Architects Tamar Jacobs and Oshri Yaniv have built their own home on the Israeli coast, with its roof lifted up above concrete-block walls to offer glimpses of the sky. The co-founders of Israeli firm Jacobs-Yaniv Architects, who have two children together, designed the 200 square-metre house for a plot of land in Herzlia – a city on the Mediterranean coast, north

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Asaf Lerman updates Oscar Niemeyer’s Haifa University library building in Israel

Tel Aviv architect Asaf Lerman has renovated a library building designed by Oscar Niemeyer for Israel’s Haifa University, and added a new wing to complement its brutalist concrete and glass construction. Lerman’s studio won a competition in 2002 to oversee the renovation and expansion of the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library, and spent over a

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Pitsou Kedem’s AB House features grid-like perforated screens inside and out

Screens with a perforated geometric pattern help to control the flow of light, air and views throughout this house in a suburb of Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem. AB House covers 770 square metres of a 1,800-square-metre plot in the Kfar Shmaryahu neighbourhood to the north of the Israeli city. The house comprises two interconnected volumes; a

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Concrete and glass surfaces extend from inside to outside at Israeli house by Studio de Lange

A glazed corridor flanked by sunken courtyards connects two pristine concrete volumes containing the living and sleeping areas of this house in the Israeli district of Rishpon. Tel Aviv firm Studio de Lange designed the residence for a 8,000-square-metre plot, featuring landscaped gardens that extend up to and around the living spaces. The building’s T-shaped

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Gordon Gallery opens new exhibition space in Tel Aviv warehouse district

Three large windows bring light into this small concrete gallery in Tel Aviv, designed by Gottesman-Szmelcman Architecture as a new exhibition space for Gordon Gallery. The Franco-Israeli firm designed the gallery for Hapelech Street on the southern fringe of Tel Aviv. The aim is to extend the city’s art scene into the industrial neighbourhood that borders Jaffa, an old Israeli port. It becomes the

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Walls of glass, stone and wood line courtyards at Pitsou Kedem’s House F

Pitsou Kedem Architects has completed a family home in the Savyon district of Israel, featuring living areas flanked by glazed walls facing onto private courtyards. The F House was designed by architect Pitsou Kedem’s studio for a plot in the upmarket neighbourhood, which is around 20 kilometres east of central Tel-Aviv. Set within private grounds, the

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Fins of metal mesh and concrete shield Tel Aviv school of entrepreneurship from the sun

Rows of metal sun louvres slotted between structural concrete fins help to shade the glazed facade of this university building near Tel Aviv by local architects David S Robins and Dan Price. Adelson School of Entrepreneurship is situated on the campus of the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya, and accommodates facilities for the study and promotion

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Modernist-inspired house in Tel Aviv features glazed walls and cantilevered upper storey

A pair of concrete and glass volumes are stacked at right angles to form a cantilever sheltering a pool terrace at this family home in Tel Aviv, designed by Axelrod Architects and Pitsou Kedem. Dual House is located in a neighbourhood just north of central Tel Aviv and was designed by Israeli studios Axelrod Architects and Pitsou Kedem Architects. The

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Ron Arad’s Tel Aviv tower set to become Israel’s tallest building

Ron Arad Architects has unveiled images of an office complex underway in Tel Aviv, which is expected to become the tallest building in Israel. Currently under construction, ToHA will comprise two glazed towers – a smaller one containing 28 floors and a taller one rising to 63 storeys. London-based Ron Arad Architects expects the building to overtake the

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A Treehouse That Transforms With Its Continuous Ideology

The 150 square-meter entrance courtyard of the Youth Wing for Art Education at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem was redesigned into a playground for all ages. 
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Beersheba station bridge in Israel is shaped like a pair of eyes

Tel-Aviv firms Bar Orian Architects and Rokach Ashkenazi Engineers have built a bridge in the Israeli city of Beersheba, featuring arches that create the shape of two eyes (+ movie). The 210-metre-long bridge traverses a series of railway tracks, providing a link between the Beersheba North Railway Station and the Gav-Yam Negev Advanced Technologies Park. Bar Orian and Rokach Ashkenazi won an More

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10 of Tel Aviv’s best examples of Bauhaus residential architecture

Tel Aviv is home to one of the best-preserved collections of Bauhaus and International Style architecture in the world. Micha Gross from the Israeli city’s Bauhaus Center has selected 10 of the most important examples (+ slideshow). Over 4,000 Bauhaus-style buildings were constructed in Tel Aviv between 1920 and 1940, by German-Jewish architects who immigrated More

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J House by Pitsou Kedem features a raised roof, latticed walls and a bridge entrance

A bridge forms the entrance of this house near Tel Aviv by architect Pitsou Kedem, which also features a perforated facade referencing the traditional regional latticework (+ slideshow). J House is an 800-square-metre family home located in Herzliya, an affluent northern area of the Tel Aviv District. Local studio Pitsou Kedem Architects has already designed many houses in the area, including one with a concrete More

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Pitsou Kedem balances concrete box above glazed lower floor at S House

A solid concrete volume sits above the predominantly glazed ground-floor living areas of this house in the Israeli city of Herzliya by architect Pitsou Kedem (+ slideshow). The S House is located in the affluent beachfront district of Herzliya Pituach and was designed by Kedem’s Tel Aviv studio, which has previously created residences in the region More

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Perforated shutters create geometric facade for Pitsou Kedem’s house in Tel Aviv

Bands of shutters featuring a geometric perforated pattern appear to form seamless surfaces that extend across the facade of this house in Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem (+ slideshow). The house is located in an area to the north of the city where a few streets lined with one- or two-storey homes were built More

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Herzog & de Meuron releases new images of National Library of Israel

Herzog & de Meuron has released further imagery of its curving, stone-clad National Library of Israel, which is now under construction and scheduled to complete in 2020 (+ slideshow). The new images reveal new details about the interior and exterior of the 34,000-square-metre library, which the Swiss firm is designing with Israeli firm Shinar Architects for a landscaped site in More

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Pitsou Kedem’s Lago events complex contrasts opaque and translucent materials

Architect Pitsou Kedem has completed an events hall in Rishon LeZion, Israel, featuring translucent glass-plank facades designed to “glow like a firefly” at night (+ slideshow). The Lago complex is situated next an artificial lake on the outskirts of the city, and was designed by Tel Aviv-based Pitsou Kedem to accommodate the largest banqueting hall in Israel. The More

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Kedem Shinar bases boxy Israel home on Bauhaus architecture

Tel Aviv architect Kedem Shinar drew on Israel’s Bauhaus architecture and her training in Japan to create the clean lines of this bright white house in Carmey Yossef (+ movie). The 350-square-metre residence is set on a plot surrounded by pine, cypress and olive trees in Carmey Yossef, a settlement between Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. For the design, Shinar took her cues More

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Treehouse installed in Israel Museum playground by Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warschawski

Architects Ifat Finkelman and Deborah Warschawski have built a slatted wooden structure around an old pine tree to update a courtyard space at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem (+ slideshow). Situated at the entrance of the Israel Museum’s Youth Wing for Art Education, the IMJ Tree House provides a gathering point for both adult and children visitors. “As More

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“The political influence of the family home should not be underestimated in Israel/Palestine”

Opinion: in the ongoing Israel/Palestine conflict, the most mundane forms of architecture have become political and ideological battlegrounds, says Eleanor Jolliffe. Israel/Palestine is hovering on the precipice of a third intifada, with small outbreaks of apparently uncoordinated attacks that saw over seventy people killed in just six weeks this autumn. The individual nature of these attacks […]

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David Lebenthal’s Tel Aviv townhouse features a staircase with shelves stuck to its steel balustrade

A staircase suspended behind a screen of steel rods and welded shelves features inside this house in Tel Aviv, which architect David Lebenthal designed for himself and his family (+ slideshow). The townhouse is located in a residential neighbourhood in the south east of the Israeli city, and was designed by David Lebenthal Architects to occupy a […]

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Pitsou Kedem’s House by the Sea features stripy aluminium walls and a cantilevered bedroom

Horizontal slits create lines of shadow across the facades of this beachfront house in Israel by Pitsou Kedem Architects, which has a cantilevered upper storey that projects towards the Mediterranean Sea (+slideshow). The property was designed by Pitsou Kedem’s Tel-Aviv studio for a couple and their three children, and is located in the northern Israeli village of Shavei Tzion, […]

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Pitsou Kedem uses board-marked concrete, glass and steel for Modernist-inspired home in Tel Aviv

Israeli studio Pitsou Kedem has completed a family residence in Tel Aviv, using a cantilevered concrete box and glass walls to create a building that “corresponds with the Modernism of the 1950s” (+ slideshow). Like the house Pitsou Kedem designed for himself and his family in Ramat HaSharon, SB House takes its cues from the forms and materials typically used in Modern […]

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Jagged concrete canopy by Ron Shenkin shelters mourners at a cemetery in Israel

The folded concrete canopy of this burial service structure in an Israeli graveyard is supported by slender tree-shaped columns that pay homage to a razed orchard (+ slideshow). Eulogies and final rituals are delivered below the concrete awning, which was designed by architect Ron Shenkin for a plot on the edge of a cemetery in Pardesya, a town just north of […]

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Paritzki & Liani recreate Marc Chagall painting in perforated aluminium for Tel Aviv school facade

A primary school building in Tel Aviv features a facade of perforated screens patterned with an image from a painting by Russian-born artist Marc Chagall – the school’s namesake. Local firm Paritzki & Liani Architects was asked to add a new two storey facility to an existing French school in the Tel Aviv neighbourhood of […]

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Pitsou Kedem brings together translucent, transparent and opaque materials for family house

Concrete slabs, translucent glass planks and frameless window walls offer varying degrees of privacy for this house in the Israeli city of Ramat Gan by Pitsou Kedem (+ slideshow). Kedem’s Tel Aviv-based studio – which also recently completed a monochrome penthouse apartment – sought to create seclusion at the street-facing front of the house, but to give […]

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John Pawson to convert Jaffa convent and hospital into W’s first hotel in Israel

British designer John Pawson has unveiled his plans to convert a former convent and hospital in Tel Aviv’s Jaffa port into a hotel and apartment complex for the W hotel brand (+ slideshow). Pawson is working with Israeli studio Ramy Gill Architects and Urban Designers to transform the former School of the Sisterhood of St Joseph and the 19th-century French hospital into the W Tel Aviv […]

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Cloud Seeding Pavilion by MODU features canopy made of 30,000 plastic balls

This pavilion in Holon, Israel, designed by New York-based architects MODU, has a dynamic canopy made of mesh fabric and small balls that move with the wind (+ movie). Called the Cloud Seeding Pavilion, the 2,500-square-foot (232 square meter) structure is located outside the Design Museum Holon – Israel’s only museum dedicated to design, which occupies a building […]

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Three white boxes extend into the garden of Paritzki & Liani’s T/A House

The three parallel boxes that form this house in Tel Aviv all culminate in a full-height glazed wall facing the garden, while large square apertures puncture the various side walls (+ slideshow). The T/A House in located in a private residential neighbourhood to the north of the Israeli city. It was designed by local firm Paritzki & […]

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Work starts on purpose-built shelter for victims of domestic abuse in Israel

Amos Goldreich Architecture and Jacobs-Yaniv Architects have unveiled plans for a purpose-built shelter for women and children suffering domestic abuse in Israel. London studio Amos Goldreich Architecture and Ramat HaSharon-based Jacobs-Yaniv Architects collaborated on the design for The Ada and Tamar De Shalit House, which was commissioned by Israeli charity No To Violence. The organisation was founded in 1977 […]

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Daniel Libeskind gets green light for pyramid-shaped skyscraper in Jerusalem

Studio Libeskind has won planning permission to build a 105-metre-high pointed skyscraper in the centre of Jerusalem – set to become the city’s second-tallest building. Called the Pyramid Tower, the 26-storey, mixed-use building will be constructed next to the Mahane Yehuda market – commonly called “The Shuk” – in the centre of the Israeli city. With a […]

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Angled shipping container houses a staircase for Israeli port office by Potash Architects

Shipping containers are often repurposed to create buildings, and this structure by Tel Aviv studio Potash Architects features one container balanced at a precarious angle (+ slideshow). Named Shipping Container Terminal, the building provides offices and technical facilities at the Port of Ashdod – one of Israel’s two main cargo ports, located about 40 kilometres […]

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Pitsou Kedem’s house in Israel is influenced by its “humble and timeless” Modernist neighbours

Concrete forms influenced by 1950s architecture were combined with contemporary details for this house that architect Pitsou Kedem designed for himself and his family in Ramat HaSharon, near Tel Aviv (+ slideshow). Pitsou Kedem’s home is located in a neighbourhood developed in the 1950s to accommodate army veterans. The low profiles and Modernist styling of the buildings […]

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Perforated screens cast graphic shadow patterns over concrete house by Pitsou Kedem

Weathered steel screens cast chequerboard patterns of sunlight and shadow across the internal surfaces of this house near Tel Aviv by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem (+ slideshow). The property was designed by Pitsou Kedem Architects for a plot located in the district of Savyon, 20 kilometres east of central Tel Aviv. Related story: Pitsou Kedem’s House […]
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me + two

Life with these two is challenging but also completely full of love and reward. It’s a broad spectrum of emotions to be a mom and in one day I feel it all. Frustration, fatigue (not an emotion, I know), bliss, joy, pride, impatience, lots of stretching…

Pitsou Kedem’s House of Parties combines family life with entertaining

Two intersecting volumes create this house of two parts by Israeli architect Pitsou Kedem – one side is dedicated to family life while the other is an entertainment area featuring a six-metre-tall wine cooler (+ slideshow). Located in Savyon, a neighbourhood near Tel Aviv, House of Parties was designed by Pitsou Kedem as a T-shaped building with a swimming pool […]
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Elin turns 1

Last week Elin turned one, I never do well with getting good photos of parties. I find myself busy with food, picking up last things around the house, putting something not food-stained on, you know. I was able to get these, soon before guests arrived. Of course I didn’t get anything of the food, we made sweet & savory crostini and cupcakes. In these photos she’s still in her pajamas but I bought a cute outfit from Bonton, I’m still kicking myself for not getting any photos of her in that. Oh well! It still floors me that a year has gone by since her birth and yet I’m enjoying this age so much. Her baby talk, sweet laughter and curious personality keeps me busy and smiling all day. Her & Israel love playing together, it’s really great to see how well they get along and how he looks out for his little sister. Wow, I sound old talking about the kids like this. Time flies!

Herzog & de Meuron unveils curving stone design for contentious Israel library

News: Herzog & de Meuron has revealed its design for the National Library of Israel, after being chosen to replace the Israeli architect who originally won the competition. Herzog & de Meuron presents a “strong, sculptural” design for the new national library in Jerusalem – a project given to the Swiss firm after initial winner Rafi Segal was ousted […]

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