Urban Studio


The studio is a framework for architectural analysis, thinking, and action within the Israeli urban reality. It offers an attentive, sensitive, and eye-level encounter with the existing urban fabric. The need for increased density and condensation within this urban fabric, alongside managerial considerations related to the driving economic forces, raises complex issues. This makes it necessary to identify existing structural and spatial qualities and to reformulate them in a way that is relevant to current needs.

As part of their projects, the students addressed current urban issues such as spatial injustice and processes of social repression, including both extreme current scenarios and issues related to local memory and history. They explored the question: How does one plan an urban living environment that is sustainable, healthy for residents, inclusive of a diverse population, and prepared for changes in the future?

Through their work in the studio, students learned about the physical urban reality as well as theory, previous research, and precedents in architecture. On this basis, the students formulated their own personal vision for developing urban environments that can improve residents’ daily lives.

Studio facilitation
Prof. Bracha Chyutin
Assoc. Prof. Ori Halevy
Research Tutors
Arch. Elad Horn

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