Prof. Yael Moriah and architect Adi Levy Truo
Anti-Maintenance: The Sandbox Case
Our article- Anti-Maintenance Sandbox Case
the article published in the October issue of the Landscape Architecture magazine. If today the maintenance challenges the planner, dictates him to limiting materials or geometries, we seek to make it a part in the creative and innovative process and to incorporate it with the planning and design. Give space to the materials and forces of nature to stay in the planning space and not rush to eliminate them.
Wadi Asbestos, a story that begins with an undefined, undocumented point in time, which must be imagined. A time when the wadi was surrounded by Jerusalem grove trees. In times of rain, the water accumulates on the slopes and feeds a small stream. Imagine the shepherd who would gather his flock, and the goats that weave their way through the thicket of these shrubs and discover a source of living water.
Ashdod: From a City by the Sea to a City of the Sea
How do you create a vibrant culture of life by the sea? How do you build a local culture that draws its relationship and uniqueness from the sea and the coast?
The beach space is a liminal space, as Turner defined, there is an atmosphere of freedom and liberty, it is a space that allows release from the everyday and the norm and allows for different behavior – people walk around in swimsuits, stretch, live at a continuous pace of time. In another way, the coastal space could be defined as a transition space, as Winnicott defined, between reality and fantasy, between freedom and the everyday, between the sea and the city. A liminal space or a transition space like them as the same feature in the coastal space and is the potential development of the space, a continuous development of a vibrant and rich Mediterranean culture of life. The proposal includes a series of urban and strategic actions to create a connection between the city – the beach – and the sea, to strengthen the urban identity of Ashdod as a city of the sea and its transformation from a city by the sea to a city of the sea.
Ariel Sharon Park: Between the Visible and the Invisible from the Eye
Ariel Sharon Park has been a space in the making for over a decade. The park, which covers about 800 HA, consists of various complexes that are woven together into a single fabric: the garbage mountain that is Hiriya, agricultural areas and the Ayalon, Shafirim and Kofar streams.
Idan Hazan is the director of gardening at Ariel Sharon Park
Amir Lotan is a co-landscape architect at Studio MA and planned several complexes in the park.
Dafna Halevitz is a park consultant from Ali Dafna – Planning, Consulting and Landscape Supervision.