The exhibition posits various alternative programs and uses for malls passed their glory days. For example, Rishon’s late 1980’s Lev Ha-Ir Mall is rapidly deteriorating after attempts at renewal have failed. At the same time, students discovered that many vocational schools have been set up there.
The featured buildings were constructed along main roads, and most were planned by leading Israeli architects. These buildings did not become isolated architectural icons, however, but instead managed to become an integral part of a busy urban center.
The resident’s involvement in urban design is not, at present, an integral part of the process. His only window for participation is when it comes to submitting his or her objections to a proposed planning.
Soon after Israel was founded, in 1948, many housing projects were hastily built to accommodate tens of thousands of new immigrants. The project apartment’s internal ... Read more
The exhibition, “Moving Israel’s Coastal Highway,” zooms in where the Coastal Highway (also called Route 2) meets Jisr az-Zarqa, an Arab-Muslim town.
The Hand Prints exhibition is a visual summary of photography excursions by architect Arie Sivan in and around Jerusalem’s borderline neighborhood.
The textile concern Of-Ar was established in Ofakim in 1961 as part of the industrialization drive in development towns. During the 1980s, due to difficulties ... Read more
The Israeli space is characterized by ethnic, national, and class divisions. Spatial demarcation distinguishes between Jews and Arabs, Mizrahi Jews and Ashkenazi Jews, rich and ... Read more
Sami Bukhari and Eyal Danon's installation simulates the interior of a house in Jaffa, which is under Palestinian ownership, thus undermining the exclusive nature of the Jewish real-estate dream in Jaffa, raising the question: whose home Jaffa is.