The Haifa Court House houses the District Court, the Magistrate’s Court, and several other judicial instances. It contains 75 courtrooms, 100 judges’ chambers, numerous offices, a library and a restaurant on a built area of 90,000 square meters. Occupying a site area of 10,000 square meters. The design was chosen from some sixty proposals submitted to a public competition in 1994. The construction was completed in 2004.
Architecture for Justice
The Haifa Court House
This book proposes a new reconstruction of the Temple, which differs from conventional descriptions in Jewish literary sources during the First and Second Temple eras. Individual descriptions of the Temple are examined independently and the influence of earlier descriptions on subsequent ones is considered. Detailed architectural diagrams and three-dimensional models accompany the different reconstructions of the temple. It examines the descriptions of the Meeting-Tent Tabernacle Temple, the descriptions of Solomon's Temple according to 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles, descriptions of Ezekiel's temple and its courtyards, the Temple and courtyards described in the Temple Scroll, the Second Temple according to Josephus Flavius and other sources, and the Temple as described in the Midoth Tractate. Descriptions of regional planning and the Temple City according to Ezekiel and the New Jerusalem Scroll are also examined.
Architecture and Utopia in the Temple Era
England, T&T Clark International/Continuum
The design for the new wing of the Tel Aviv Museum is based on a symmetric dual system, so that both the old and the new wings feature identical activities. This is achieved by an identical functional division in each wing on every floor. The preservation of an identical horizontal and modular division vis-à-vis the façades of the old and new structures underlines their continuity and uniformity. The use of varied finishing materials and the design of the façade elements underscore the differences that are unique to each of the wings, which represent different architectural periods and styles. The old building represents the “heavy” Brutalist style of its period characterized by a massive use of exposed concrete. The new building presents modern-day neo-modernism, with its “light” appearance, making extensive use of glass combined with bare concrete. The skillful use of bare concrete in both wings emphasizes their connecting and common factor. The sculpture garden, enclosed between the two wings, unifies the composition into one entity.
New exhibition wing
Client: Tel Aviv Municipality
Area: 40,000 sq.m
A plan for a new urban community that doubles the built area and the number of residential units in the town of Rosh-Ha’ayin. Despite the hilly terrain, the plan was based on orthogonal traffic-grid formats and streets. The overall plan is characterized by a main traffic artery running lengthwise, lined with multi-storey residential buildings, community facilities and commercial areas. The residential structures in the complex are diverse and include multi-storey construction, rowed and terraced construction, and single attached and detached housing on the periphery and on the mountain slopes.
Client: Ministry of Housing
Area: 600 ha.