Haifa Fire Photo Diary – 24.11 – 29.11 2016 – Fire day and aftermath
| |

On the 24th of November 2016, the city of Haifa witnessed its first large scale fire. Its delicate greenery surrendered to extreme dry weather, and flames engulfed buildings burning apartments. Several urban nature spots were completely burned. In this photographed diary I describe my day by day experiences – from the day of the fire to field trips in affected areas.

The startling rehabilitation project of Haifa oil refineries cooling tower
| |

The western ex-cooling tower of Haifa Oil Refineries was turned into a visitor center. In order to accept visitors, the decaying concrete structure had to be renovated. A documentation in video and photos provides an opportunity to get a glimpse of this unique challenging project.

Azrieli Towers Tel Aviv Under Construction – 1997 – 1999
| |

A nostalgic journey back in time to see the iconic Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv under construction, with charming night sights and city views from the top.

Abandoned President Hotel Jerusalem – Fine intimate architecture smashed and decayed
| |

Once a small intimate hotel with distinguished guests and some “bad luck” incidents. Today an abandoned shattered and battered building, which still holds some clues to its past glory.

Israel’s most visited abandoned site is probably more attractive than it was supposed to be if completed
| |

Photographed visit in an abandoned hotel that was nearly completed and never opened. The place became a familiar cool hanging out place, with alternative life created by visitors.

A multipurpose sustainable water feature that spices up a street corner
| |

Is it a statue? An irrigation device? A refreshing corner for birds and dogs? An intriguing element in the street? Take a look at this interesting urban element…

Living Root Bridges and Structures of North-East India Explained
| |

Villagers in North-East India developed an innovative technique to construct bridges and other useful structures out of living aerial roots of rubber (Ficus Elastica) trees. Watch a short documentary and an inspiring photo gallery showcasing root bridges and ladders, with commentary analyzing their structural principles. A must for any civil engineer, architect and designer!

Why being an avid traveler & backpacker makes you a better architect & city planner
| |

Exploring the world earns you important skills and tools to become a better architect and city planner; From developing sensitivity and feel for spaces, through learning communication skills to getting inspiration from vernacular architecture.

Urban Exploration – Abandoned hotel and theater in Tiberias
| |

For about 50 years, a magnificent hotel and theater complex in Tiberias has been abandoned. Beautiful building details as well as signs of time blend with the views of the Sea of Galilee.

Sarona Tel Aviv 2006 – Exploring an abandoned military unit in a former German Templer colony
| |

A piece of history no longer existing: Urban Exploration South Sarona Tel Aviv 2006: Vehicle Maintenance Unit and Training Workshop of Ordnance Corps IDF

1 2 3 4 17