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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Peres Peace House in Tel Aviv, Israel by Studio Fuksas

 
July 27th, 2016 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: Studio Fuksas 

A home port for all sailors and a haven for the shipwrecked.

To imagine a place that is not virtual, but real.

To be dedicated to Peace, is an immensely taxing undertaking of profound ethical significance.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: Peres Peace House
  • Location: 132 Kedem Street, Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Amit Geron and Moreno Maggi
  • Client: Peres Center for Peace
  • Local Architect: Yoav Messer Architects Ltd, Tel Aviv
  • Landscape Architects: TeMA, Tel Aviv
  • Engineering: Rokach-Ashkenazi – Engineer, Consultant Ltd.
  • Structures Contractor: Kal-Binian Ltd
  • Engineering Contractor: Rom Geves Ltd
  • Façade Systems and Fastenings: Allumier
  • Supervision: Epstein & Sons (Israel) Ltd.
  • Cost: 15.000.000 dollars
  • Area: 7,000 sq. m.
  • Total Floor Area: 2,500 sq. m.
  • Period: 1999-2009

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Peace is a spiritual condition, an aspiration: tension and utopia.

The projection of will into the future is also an expression of hope that our children and future generation will live in a better world.

Peace cannot be enclosed in wrapping: it’s, rather, a sensation of fullness and serenity that can be communicated through a place, or through architecture.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

I have thought of a series of layers, a building that represents TIME and PATIENCE in strata of alternating materials representing places that have suffered heavily. Concrete composed of alternating and superimposed types of sand and aggregate. A stone basement to raise the building, a meeting place from which two long staircase lead to a place of “rest”, whose size and height, full of light from above, helps us to forget the troubles of the world, and fill us with the positive attitude that is needed for our meeting with other men and other women. The outside of the building has alternate layers of concrete and translucent glass. The transparency of the glass will filter the light through to the inside during the day, and by night will send it back outside, entrusting this magical image with the spiritual and concrete message the site will inspire. Architecture today must set itself as an aid, a hand to help us cope with the difficulties.

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

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Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

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Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

Image Courtesy © Amit Geron

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Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

Image Courtesy © Moreno Maggi

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