Architectonic Experimentation in Early Israeli Architecture Vis-à-Vis Climatic Constraints: The Case of the Negev Desert

Isaac A Meir, Rachel Bernstein, Keren Shalev

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Abstract

This collection discusses the innovative and experimental architecture of Israel during its first three decades following the nation's establishment in 1948. Written by leading researchers, the volume highlights new perspectives on the topic, discussing the inception, modernization and habitation of historic and lesser-researched areas alike in its interrogation. Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler and Anat Geva show how Israeli nation building, in its cultural, political and historical contexts, constituted an exceptional experiment in modern architecture. Examples include modern experiments in mass housing design; public architecture such as exhibition spaces, youth villages and synagogues; a necessary consideration of climate in modern architectural experiments; and the exportation of Israeli modern architecture to other countries.
Original languageAmerican English
Title of host publicationIsrael as a Modern Architectural Experimental Lab, 1948-1978
EditorsAnat Geva, Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherIntellect Ltd.
Pages253-276
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-78938-065-1
ISBN (Print)9781789380644
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameCritical studies in Architecture of the middle East

RAMBI publications

  • rambi
  • Architecture -- Arid regions -- Israel -- Negev
  • Architecture -- Israel -- History -- 20th century
  • Architecture and climate -- Israel -- Negev
  • City planning -- Israel -- Beersheba

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