Daring the Shutter, Or Aleksandrowicz and Israel Architecture Archive. The Tel Aviv Idiom of Solar Protections

Daring the Shutter, Or Aleksandrowicz and Israel Architecture Archive. The Tel Aviv Idiom of Solar Protections
Author: Assaf Cohen, Johanna Asseraf (Eds.)
Publisher: Public School Editions
Language: English-Hebrew
Pages: 182
Size: 11x18
Weight: 162 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9789659227013
Availability: In stock
Price: €10.00
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In Tel Aviv of the 1950s and 1960s, solar protection was hype. Architects loved it: inspired by photographs of the modernist architecture of Brazil, they indulged in the creation of a new architectural idiom in which external shading devices served as the major visual attraction. The ornamental frenzy, justified by climatic considerations, was far from securing perfect solar control; its failures expedited the emergence of a new vernacular that would change the city’s image forever.

Daring the Shutter is the product of a collaboration between architectural historian Or Aleksandrowicz and Dr. Zvi Elhyani, Israel Architecture Archive’s founder and director.