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The Porter School of Environmental Studies in Tel Aviv, Israel by AXELROD GROBMAN ARCHITECTS

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Article source:  AXELROD GROBMAN ARCHITECTS

The PSES building was designed as a “green building” with a synergetic perspective integrating the three elements of sustainability – environment, society and economy – into architecture. As an environmental, ecological structure, the building design utilized environmental parameters (such as solar radiation, wind, acoustics and more) in determining the form that the building would take and its position on the site. Unlike the traditional approach that examine the building’s performance “after the fact”, the design method employed in the initial stages of the design used performance simulation results to generate the actual form of the building.

Image Courtesy © AXELROD GROBMAN ARCHITECTS

  • Architects: AXELROD GROBMAN ARCHITECTS
  • Project: The Porter School of Environmental Studies
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Principal in charge: YashaGrobman
  • Design team: YashaGrobman, Irit Axelrod, MushitFidelman, Orit ZabariElmalih, Neta Karp
  • Management: The Baran Group LTD
  • Structural Engineer: Avivi Axelrod LTD
  • Landscape: Braudo-Maoz Ltd (project) , Vista (competition)
  • Air condition: AssaAharoni Consulting Engineers
  • Electricity: Semo
  • Utilities: Nash Engineers

Assuta Medical Center in Tel Aviv, Israel by Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + M. Brestovisky Architects

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Article source: Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + M. Brestovisky Architects

Zeidler Partnership Architects with local architects Moore Architects + M. Brestovisky Architects and Urban Designers, is one of 15 firms to be presented with a 2013 Ontario Association of Architects Award tomorrow evening at the OAA Celebration of Excellence Awards and Dinner. The event will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, hosted by OAA President Bill Birdsell and Master of Ceremonies, Ben Mulroney. Zeidler will be receiving an award for the Assuta Medical Center project.

Image Courtesy © Tom Arban 

  • Architects: Zeidler Partnership Architects + Moore Architects + M. Brestovisky Architects
  • Project: Assuta Medical Hospital Redefines Standards
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Tom Arban
  • Client: Assuta Medical Centers Ltd.
  • Area of project: 600,000 sf (484,000 sf Phase I + 116,000 sf Phase II) plus 516,700 sf underground car parking on 4 levels.
  • Budget: $100 million
  • Project end date: November 2009
  • Design team:
    Tarek El-Khatib, partner in charge of design
    Alan Munn, partner in charge of administration
    Tarek El-Khatib, Jurgen Henze and Amos Caspi: Design and design development
  • Interior design: Zeidler Partnership Architects
  • Structural: David Engineers Ltd.
  • Mechanical: Hendler Engineers Ltd.
  • Electrical and Communications: Dan Sharon and Zur Neaman
  • Landscape architects: Haim Kahanovich Landscape Architect
  • Contractors: AVIV & Co. Construction and Public Works Contracting Company Ltd.

Google Tel Aviv in Israel by Camenzind Evolution

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Article source: Camenzind Evolution

At the end of December 2012, Google Israel has opened its spectacular new 8’000 m2 offices in Tel Aviv for their ever growing teams of engineers, sales and marketing. Designed by Swiss Design Team Camenzind Evolution, in collaboration with Israeli Design Teams Setter Architects and Studio Yaron Tal, the new Google office now occupies 8 floors in the prestigious Electra Tower in Central Tel Aviv, with breath taking views across the whole city and the sea.

Image Courtesy © Itay Sikolski 

  • Architects: Camenzind Evolution
  • Project: Google Tel Aviv
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Itay Sikolski
  • Floor Area: 8’000 m2
  • Completion: End of December 2012
  • Number of Workstations: 490

B-House in Tel Aviv, Israel by Architekturbuero Sven Roettger

Monday, February 18th, 2013

Article source: Architekturbuero Roettger

The historic context of the “WHITE CITY” of Tel Aviv with its unique assemblage of “Bauhaus-Architecture” inspired this residential design. The solid geometrical volume joins those of its prominent neighbors, inserting a contemporary interpretation of that style. The body of the building is a concrete structure, a rectangular volume cast in situ with rounded edges.

Image Courtesy Architekturbuero Sven Roettger 

  • Architects: Architekturbuero Sven Roettger
  • Project: B-House
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Measures: 9,5m x 12,5m x 11,25m (height)
  • Footprint: 98 m²
  • Gross floor area: 328 m²
  • Software used: 3d Studio Max Design 2012 – Autodesk

A penthouse Apartment in Newe Tzedek, Tel Aviv by Herzsage & Sternberg Architects

Thursday, January 10th, 2013

Article source: Herzsage & Sternberg Architects

A penthouse apartment, situated in Newe Tzedek, a historical neighborhood, in the south of Tel Aviv. The architecture of the neighborhood is characterized by low buildings, with tile roofing, and building on zero street level. The clients, whose grown up children have left home, so they decided to settle down in Newe Tzedek.

A View : Image Courtesy Herzsage & Sternberg Architects

  • Architects: Herzsage & Sternberg Architects
  • Project: A penthouse Apartment, situated in Newe Tzedek, Tel aviv, Israel
  • Location: Newe Tzedek, Tel aviv, Israel
  • Software used: AutoCAD & PhotoShop

40 Square Meter Apartment in Tel Aviv, Israel by SFARO Architects

Saturday, November 26th, 2011

Article source: SFARO Architects

Following Tel-Aviv’s soaring housing prices over the last 3 years, many people were forced to renovate their existing apartments instead of selling and buying bigger ones. This owner decided to transform her studio apartment into a 1 bedroom, including storage units, a large separate kitchen and a full size queen bedroom.

Image Courtesy Boaz Lavi & Jonathan Blum

  • Architects: SFARO Architects
  • Project: 40 Square Meter Apartment
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Completed: 2011
  • Architects Names: Nir Rothem & Bosmat Sfadia Wolf
  • Photographs by: Boaz Lavi & Jonathan Blum
  • Area: 40 sqm / 430 sqft
  • Materials: hardwood floors, tempered glass, epoxy white paint over MDF plates.

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First Floor Penthouse in Tel Aviv, Israel by Z-A Studio

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Article source: Z-A Studio

Apartment Renovation
First Floor Penthouse extends the ephemeral relations between inside and outside. The primary asset of the apartment; its view onto the vast city hall square, is funneled in, creating a horizontal courtyard. This funneled landscape separates public from private, turning the bedrooms into a remote entity, when viewed from the open public space. The concept of the artificial landscape was carried through to shape the wall elevations and plans.

Front View (Images Courtesy Assaf Pinchuk)

  • Architect: Z-A Studio/ Guy Zucker
  • Name of Project: First Floor Penthouse
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Photography: Assaf Pinchuk

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Tel Aviv Museum of Art in Israel by Preston Scott Cohen

Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Article source: Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Design and construction of a freestanding new building for the complex of the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, the leading museum of modern and contemporary art in Israel. Housing an installation of the Museum’s comprehensive collection of Israeli art, as well as its architecture and design galleries, drawings and prints galleries, photography study center, art library, new auditorium, a large gallery for temporary exhibitions and public amenities, the Herta and Paul Amir Building is intended to create an outstanding, forward-looking work of architecture for the Municipality of Tel Aviv.

Construction Facade

  • Architect:Preston Scott Cohen
  • Project:Tel Aviv Museum of Art
  • Location:Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Size: 195,000 square feet (18,500 square meters), built on a triangular footprint of approximately 48,500 square feet (4,500 square meters)
  • Cost: $45 million (estimated)

Construction

  • Leadership: Mordechai Omer, Director and Chief Curator, Tel Aviv Museum of Art
  • Architect Team: Preston Scott Cohen , Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, Preston Scott Cohen, Principal
  • Principal Materials: Pre-cast reinforced concrete (facades), cast-in-place concrete (Lightfall), glass, and steel (structural frame)
  • Project Team: Preston Scott Cohen, principal in charge of design, Amit Nemlich, project architect; Tobias Nolte, Bohsung Kong, project assistants

Construction Aerial

Key Dates

  • Architectural competition: 2003
  • Design development and construction documents: 2005-06
  • Groundbreaking: 2007
  • Opening: October 2011

Construction Elevation

Principal Spaces

  • Israeli Art galleries: 18,500 square feet
  • Architecture and Design galleries: 7,200 square feet
  • Drawings and Prints galleries: 2,500 square feet
  • Temporary exhibitions gallery: 9,000 square feet
  • Photography study center: 3,700 square feet
  • Art library: 10,000 square feet
  • Auditorium: 7,000 square feet
  • Restaurant: 3,200 square feet
  • Offices: 2,700 square feet

Construction Interior2

Consultants

  • Project Managers: CPM Construction Managment Ltd.
  • Structural Engineers: YSS Consulting Engineers Ltd., Dani Shacham, HVAC: M. Doron – I. Shahar & Co., Consulting Eng. Ltd.
  • Electrical: U. Brener – A. Fattal Electrical & Systems Engineering Ltd.
  • Lighting: Suzan Tillotson, New York
  • Safety: S. Netanel Engineers Ltd
  • Security: H.M.T
  • Elevators: ESL- Eng. S. Lustig – Consulting Engineers Ltd.
  • Acoustics: M.G. Acistical Consultants Ltd.
  • Traffic: Dagesh Engineering, Traffic & Road Design Ltd.
  • Sanitation: Gruber Art System Engineering Ltd.
  • Soil: David David
  • Survey: B. Gattenyu
  • Public Shelter: K.A.M.N
  • Waterproofing: Bittelman
  • Kitchen Design: Zonnenstein

Lightfall

Competition Consultants

  • Structural: Ove Arup & Partners, Caroline Fitzgerald, Tom Dawes
  • MEP: Ove Arup & Partners_Mark Walsh-Cooke
  • Cost Estimator: Hanscomb Faithful and Gould

 

Plan00

Location
The Museum is located in the heart of Tel Aviv at 27 Shaul Hamelech Boulevard, set back from the street behind a large plaza. The Ministry of Justice stands to the east; the Beit Ariela Municipal Library and the Center for the Performing Arts are to the west. The site for the Amir Building is a triangular plot between the existing Museum complex , the Library and the Center for the Performing Arts.

Plan01

The design for the Amir Building arises directly from the challenge of providing several floors of large, neutral, rectangular galleries within a tight, idiosyncratic, triangular site. The solution is to “square the triangle” by constructing the levels on different axes, which deviate significantly from floor to floor. In essence, the building’s levels—three above grade and two below—are structurally independent plans stacked one on top of the other.

Plan02

These levels are unified by the “Lightfall”: an 87-foot-high, spiraling, top-lit atrium, whose form is defined by subtly twisting surfaces that curve and veer up and down through the building. The complex geometry of the Lightfall’s surfaces (hyperbolic parabolas) connect the disparate angles of the galleries; the stairs and ramped promenades along them serve as the surprising, continually unfolding vertical circulation system; while the natural light from above is refracted into the deepest recesses of the half-buried building. Cantilevers accommodate the discrepancies between plans and provide overhangs at the perimeter.

 

SectionA

In this way, the Amir Bulding combines two seemingly irreconcilable paradigms of the contemporary art museum: the museum of neutral white boxes, which provides optimal, flexible space for the exhibition of art, and the museum of spectacle, which moves visitors and offers a remarkable social experience. The Amir Building’s synthesis of radical and conventional geometries produces a new type of museum experience, one that is as rooted in the Baroque as it is in the Modern.

 

SectionC

Conceptually, the Amir Building is related to the Museum’s Brutalist main building (completed 1971; Dan Eytan, architect).  At the same time, it also relates to the larger tradition of Modern architecture in Tel Aviv, as seen in the multiple vocabularies of Mendelsohn, the Bauhaus and the White City.The gleaming white parabolas of the façade are composed of 465 differently shaped flat panels made of pre-cast reinforced concrete. Achieving a combination of form and material that is unprecedented in the city, the façade translates Tel Aviv’s existing Modernism into a contemporary and progressive architectural language.

Design Competition

Preston Scott Cohen, Inc. was selected through a two-stage design competition organized under the direction of architect Jacob Grobman.

Stage One, January  2003: Open and anonymous competition for Israeli licensed architects. 77 firms submitted proposals, joined by a parallel group of 20 Israeli architecture students (whose submissions were judged separately). The jury was comprised of Mordechai Omer (chairman); architects Zvi Hecker, David Reznik, Shulamit Nadler and Dani Keizer; and Meira Yagid Haimovici, Curator of Architecture and Design, Tel Aviv Museum of Art. Four of the submissions were selected to advance to the next round: the proposals from Yehoshua Gutman and Lluís Ortega; Toledano Architects; Rafi Segal and Eyal Weizman, with Merav Twig; and Lyd and Uri Zur Architects.

Stage Two, April 2003: The four proposals from the first stage were joined by proposals from five invited firms: Gigon-Guyer Architects, Zurich; Chyutin Architects, Tel Aviv; Ada Karmi-Melamede and Ram Karmi Architects, Tel Aviv; Sanaa Ltd., Tokyo; and Preston Scott Cohen, Inc., Cambridge, MA.

The jury for the second stage was comprised of Mordechai Omer (chairman) with Herta and Paul Amir; Robert Oxman, The Technion, Haifa; Yehuda Safran, Columbia University; Moshe Safdie, Jerusalem and Boston; Dani Keizer, Tel Aviv; and Meira Yagid Haimovici.

Fashion & Art graduate school building in Tel-Aviv, Israel by Chyutin Architects

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Article source: Chyutin Architects

The Fashion and Art Graduate School building marks the main entrance to the college compound, and sits onthe campus central square. Its ground floor opens onto the square such that the square seems to be a part the entrance foyer. The building is intended to bring together students from various disciplines. In planning the building, as in planning the entire campus, emphasis was placed on creating spaces where meetings and interactions can take place between the school’svarious disciplines.

Model 01

  • Architect: Chyutin Architects
  • Name of Project: Fashion & Art graduate school competition
  • Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
  • Project area: 8,000 Sq.m.
  • Project Team: Chyutin Bracha; Chyutin Michael; Dahan Jacques.
  • Status: Competition entry 2010 – Finalist

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Tel Aviv Port Public Space Regeneration Project in Tel Aviv, Israel by Mayslits Kassif Architects

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

Situated on one of Israel’s most breathtaking waterfronts, the Tel Aviv Port was plagued with neglect since 1965, when its primary use as an operational docking port was abandoned. The recently completed public space development project by Mayslits Kassif Architects, managed to restore this unique part of the city, and turn it into a prominent, vivacious urban landmark.

Photo by Daniela Orvin

  • Architect: Mayslits Kassif Architects
  • Project Name: Tel Aviv Port Public Space Regeneration
  • Location: Tel Aviv, Israel
  • Program: Design and Strategy for Tel Aviv Port’s public spaces
  • Client: Marine Trust Ltd., Port Architect: Eliakim Architects.
  • Budget: 4,000,000 E
  • Site Area: 55,000 m2
  • Design Team: Ganit Mayslits Kassif, Udi Kassif, Oren Ben Avraham, Galila Yavin, Michal Ilan and Maor Roytman.
  • Photographers: Iwan Baan, Adi Branda, Galia Kronfeld, Daniela Orvin, Albi Serfaty.
  • Construction Company: Green Sky.ltd
  • Date of project: 2003-2008
  • Status: Complete - 2008

Collaborators:

  • Project Management: Avinoam Horowitz
  • Graphic Designer: Hila Ben Navat

Awards:

  • 2003- First Prize in the Public Competition for the Renewal of the port’s public areas. Proposal by Mayslits Kassif Architects in collaboration with architect Galila Yavin.
  • 2007- Israeli Design Award for the best Urban Architectural Project in Israel.
  • 2008-Rechter Award for an outstanding architectural achievement by the Israeli Ministry of Culture.
  • 2010- Winner of The Rosa Barba European Landscape Prize and the Audience Choice award in The 6th European Biennial of Landscape Architecture.

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