Hacking – Using existing systems in creative ways to achieve better results than those intended by the original system planner.
The city of Modi’in was fully planned in advance. The overall design is based on a typology catalog. The catalog compiles the different parts of the city, according to a specially designed code. The project deals with developing and implementing a hacking strategy through the use of an analogy between Modi’in and IKEA. The analogy serves as a tool for rethinking the development of the city. Using this methodology, the project raises various issues in the city space and responds to them through a three hacking operations in the space.