Over thousands years of history, Israeli architecture has been influenced by conquering forces, such as the Greeks, Romans, Crusaders (most influential of which were the Templars), Arabs, Turks, and finally the British.
Against this background, the renewal of Jewish migration since the second half of the 19th century enriched the local (Jewish) population with the diversity of cultures developed over millennia in the diaspora, thus giving birth to an eclectic architectural style which prevailed until the 1930s, when the International Style, spreading all over the Western World, arrived. It was a major influence on local (Jewish) architecture, particularly its economic aspects, and it became the dominant architectural style at the time of the establishment of the State of Israel State in 1948.
Published since 1988, Architecture of Israel magazine aims to promote climate and environmental awareness, creative and feasible architecture (as stated on its website www.aiq.co.il), thus providing a platform for essential and fertile dialogue between Israeli architecture and the international architecture, in both Western and Eastern contexts.
This dialogue is practically expressed by annual international competition 'Project of the Year', promoted jointly by Architecture of Israel and the European Union.
Arch. Prof. Tigran Haas, KTH, Sweden
Arch. Prof. Benamy Turkienicz, Brazil
Arch. Dr. Osnat Rozen Kremer Wizo, Haifa
Prof. Naomi Carmon, Technion, Haifa
Architect Osvaldo Stav, Israel
Architect Roni Seibert, Israel
Arch. Prof. Rafi Rich, Hebrew University
Arch. Prof. Isaac A. Meir, Ben-Gurion University, Israel
Arch. Prof. Yasha Grobman, Technion, Haifa