Curiosity- The Ethics Corner
The Ethics Corner
Following the positive reactions to the editorial of issue no.53, which dealt with architectural competitions, we have added a new section to the Curiosity column. Readers are invited to write about any ethical issues and investigations, as long as the information and claims are well-based in facts. For instance, architect Dr. Michael Chyutin writes: "The March issue of ‘The Constructor and the Builder’ published a report on a competition for "Building Excellence." On page one were listed the names of the competition winners: Edna and Raphael Lerman; on the following page, Raphael Lerman is listed as a member of the judging panel ...
AI comment: It must be a typo, or, at least a coincidence?
Competitions and Prizes
The Ayalon Prize for City Planning.
offices shared first place in the Ayalon Prize for
City Planning initiated by the
The new, fussy mall "Arena" in the Herzliya Marina is a poor interpretation of the Greek term ‘arena.’ Its vulgar architecture is lacking in basic spatial perceptions. To understand the depth of the problem one must personally adventure through it - get lost in the basement, follow the escalator incorrectly sited at the entrance, and walk under the artificial sky and wonder why one can not see the real one available free of charge next to the sea. Architect Ben Hoffenberg’s intention in loading the narrow, cliché-burdened ‘streets’ with heavy and outdated banisters is beyond comprehension. His claim that "The mall was built for the masses and not for architects," is even worse. Since when do the masses have the means to keep yachts and luxury apartments at the Herzliya Marina? (See illustration on page 40).
pedestrian bridge that connects the Park and Ride lot near the North Tel Aviv
funeral home and the old Tel Aviv port was recently completed. Designed of
steel, wooden planks and a stainless steel banister, the
Architect: Bar Orian Architects.
a year ago, a debate on the city of
Architect: Dan Israelovitz in cooperation with Symon Amsis
exhibition ‘Contexts’ marks the 25th anniversary of the landscape
architecture track at the Faculty of Architecture at the Technion.
The exhibition, which includes the works of some fifty landscape architect
graduates, was first presented in the Faculty of Architecture and then made its
way to the Architects House in
Exhibition Curator: Landscape architect Vardit Tzurnamal.
Buchri and Eyal Danons ‘House in
Exhibition Curator: Architect Shelly Cohen
(yet another) exhibition titled ‘Proportions’ is currently on show
at the Architects House in
On the verge
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The Leon and Israel Reiskin Award for Excellence for final projects at the Technion Faculty of Architecture has been shipwrecked for the summer, after the judges of the final stage reached the conclusion that no one was worthy of the award. It was decided that the judges will reevaluate all the works, including those that did not reach the final stage. Students who feared losing the opportunity for winning the first $10,000 prize, or the second $5,000 prize, have raised their objections.
number of final projects in the landscape architecture track in the Technion dealt with ecological issues. Shlomit
Goldman focused on the
Project coordinators: Landscape architects Daphna Greenstein, Alisa Brudo.
Ecology has also reached as far as the studio of Dr. Iris Aravot and architect Moshe Adam. Students Yuval Erez, Sherry Rozen and Liat Lift designed an ecological commune for the disadvantaged "Packing Crates" neighborhood of Tel Aviv. The project was based on social equality between the inhabitants: the commune would provide the ideological motivation, the wealthy would supply the resources, and the middle class who would be free to determine how much effort they will invest on ecological matters. In the planning process, the students investigated different means of conserving energy, recycling grey water, and utilization of windmills and photoelectric cells. Friends, if you had investigated just a little further you would find that everything has already been tried, and nothing is really feasible. Anyway, you don’t really need a commune to achieve appropriate reference to the climate - shading, insulation, and suitable use of vegetation.
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