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Contemporary by Golconda

Herzel 117 TLV: opened June 2009

 

Set in a former print factory this intervention within existing industrial building explores the boundaries of use and re-use as a design brief. 

 

Originally built as a single story structure in the 40's, the building went through an aggressive intervention 15 years later as a second floor added to it.

 

The chosen design tactics is aimed directly to re-emphasize the uniqueness of this over-looked and seemingly 'banal' building, while refusing the romantics of 'renovation' as well as the violence of 'erasure'.

 

Photographs by Amit Geron and Richard Jochum.

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