Chyutin Architects 1980-2010
Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin
ABC
ISBN: 978-965-91925-0-2

The main goal of the project is to increase the intensity of urban activity in Safra Square, to revive its surrounding and to make it an integral part of the bustling city center. The design refer to the extensive urban embroidery that surrounds the square and strengthens the urban ties between them. The plan relates to the triangular area of ​​the Jaffa-Haleni Hamalka-Shivtei Israel streets and the buildings surrounding them, and in particular to the Safra compound that touches the walls of the Old City.

Increased activity in the Safra area and its urban surroundings will be achieved through new construction and additional floors for the existing buildings along and near Jaffa Road, while changing the designations and reworking of the open public spaces leading to the square.

The Daniel Garden Terrace will be a unique section in the sequence of activities on Jaffa Street, which will serve as a wide protected area for the commercial floor of the new building and will invite passersby to stay (as opposed to today's disconnection). The design of the stone facades of the two new buildings will be relevant in the spirit of the 21st century architecture and conduct a dialogue with the historic stone buildings and those of the last century.

The renovation of the square with the treatment of its borders, the variety of additional activities facing it and the conversion of the council entrance plaza to a city square as an inviting area will ensure the creation of a lively urban center in the city of Jerusalem.

Client: Jerusalem Municipality
 

Foundation of High Buildings Literature Survey and Statistical Survey, 1967
Michael Chyutin
Haifa, Technion institute [Hebrew]
Master Thesis

Utilization of Optimization Techniques for the Evaluation of Architectural Systems, 1975
Michael Chyutin
Haifa, Technion institute [Hebrew]w
Ph.D. Thesis

This in In Process X 3
Chyutin Architects 
Exhibition Catalogue, 2007
Tel-Aviv, ZeZeZe

Architecture of Ben Gurion University 1990-2006, 2010
 

Chyutin Architects
Israel, BGU press
ISBN: 978-965-555-461-8

This study presents the first comprehensive reconstruction of the 'New Jerusalem' Scroll from the Dead Sea, through integration of all the known fragments into a single entity. Secret ceremonies in the temple are discussed; an architectural reconstruction of the elements described in the scroll is presented, accompanied by computerized plans; a consideration of the tradition of planning the ideal city leads to an examination of the use of metrology, mathematics; and a number mysticism in the plan of the 'New Jerusalem'. A comparison is also made with the traditions of building orthogonal cities in Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Holy Land, as manifested in archaeological findings.

The New Jerusalem Scroll from Qumran A Comprehensive Reconstruction
Michael Chyutin
Sheffield Sheffield Academic Press
ISBN: 1-85075-683-x

Sectarianism in the Jewish religion increased during the Second Temple period. One of the prominent manifestations of their differences was the establishment of a different religious calendar for each sect, causing a ‘war of the calendars.’ The first part of this book provides a comprehensive survey of the various calendars found in the ancient world. The second part discusses the redaction of the Book of Psalms in this light. It argues that the redactional Book of Psalms is according to the lunar calendar, while that of the “Psalms Scroll” (11QPs) is according to the solar calendar as practiced at Qumran. Variations in the redaction of the Masoretic, the Septuagint and the other five identified Psalter Scrolls found in Qumran are interpreted as corresponding with the variations in the lunar and solar calendars.

The Role of the Solar and Lunar Calendars in the Redaction of the Psalms 
Michael Chyutin
England, The Edwin Mellen Press
ISBN: 0-7734-6931-1

בספר זה מוצגת לראשונה בעברית 'מגילת ירושלים' מקומראן. נוסח המגילה שלשונה ארמית (המלווה כאן בתרגום לעברית), מאחד את כל קטעי המגילה שנחשפו בחמש מתוך אחת - עשרה המערות של קומראן לכדי טקסט קוהרנטי. ייחודה של המגילה בהצגה ספרותית של תכניות לבית המקדש וחצרותיו, לעיר מקדש למגורי הכוהנים והלוויים ולמחוז להתיישבות כלל ישראל. התיאור האורבני והאדריכלי המפורט של העיר האידאלית ובנייניה המופיע במגילה הוא המסמך הראשון מסוגו המוכר לנו בתרבות האנושית. השחזור מלווה בהצגה גרפית ממוחשבת של תכנית העיר והמבנים. ניתוח ממדי המרכיבים האדריכליים חושף הקשרים מיסטיים עם האריתמטיקה והגיאומטריה המוכרות למדעני העולם העתיק. המחבר מציג ומשווה את הרעיונות לתכנון ערים אידאליות ואת דרך יישומם במחשבה היהודית ובקרב מעצמות העולם העתיק, כפי שהם מופיעים בעדויות הכתובות ובממצא הארכיאולוגי. תיאור המקדש במגילה משלב תיאור טקסים הנערכים בו, אשר חלקם אינו מוכר לנו כלל וחלקם שונה בפרטים רבים מעדות המקרא, המשנה והספרות החיצונית. לסיכום נערך דיון על חשיבותה של המגילה בהקשר לכתבים מקומראן, המקרא, המשנה והברית החדשה.

מגילת ירושלים מקומראן
Michael Chyutin
Israel, Babel [Hebrew]b
ISBN: 965-512-050-3

There are more than 450 Moshavim settlements and about 270 kibbutzim in Israel. They are all collective rural communities, based on an ideal to create a social utopian settlement. Placing the kibbutzim and Moshavim within the wider context of utopian social ideals and how they have historically been physically and architecturally constructed, this book discusses the form of the 'ideal settlement' as an integral part and means for realising a utopian doctrine. It presents an analysis of physical planning in at kibbutzim and Moshavim  through the past 100 years and how changes in ideology are reflected in changes in layout and aesthetics. In doing so, this book shows how a utopian settlement organization behaves over time, from their first appearance in 1910 on to an examination of the current spatial layouts and the directions of their expected future development.

Architecture and Utopia (Design and the Built Environment) 
Bracha Chyutin, Michael Chyutin
England, Ashgat
ISBN: 978-0-7546-4831-4

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