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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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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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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Sunday Sanctuary: Tel Aviv

 Perfectly worn Persian rugs, abstract pendant lights, Bernard Schottlander floor lamps, and surrounding floor to ceiling glass walls make an undeniably drool-worthy apartment. Located on the 21st floor of a tower block in Tel Aviv, Israel lies one of my favourite interiors of late, the R1T apartment by Partizki & Liani Architects. The impeccable interior styling features natural timber […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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