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Room 1702, Eshkol Building

Research Areas
History of Architecture
Architectural History of the Holy Land
Vernacular Architecture
Colonial Architecture
  • Personal Information
    Education
    1992 - Ph.D. in Architecture & Town Planning, Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. Dissertation topic: "Austen St. Barbe Harrison 1892-1976, a British Architect in the Holy Land."

    1987 – M. A. in Architecture & Town Planning, Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

    1983 - M. A. in Architecture & Town Planning, Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
  • Courses
    Teaching (selection)
    - History of Architecture in Antiquity (in the Technion)

    - History of Architecture in the Middle Ages & the Modern Era (in the Technion)

    - Introduction to the History of Culture
    (in the Technion)

    - The Mediterranean House: History of Domestic Architecture around the Mediterranean

    - Non-Modernist 20th Century - Tradition vs. Modernity in 20th Century Architecture

    - Architecture in Italy 15-17th Centuries, pro-seminar

    - The Classical Language of Architecture”, MA seminar


    - Renowned Exhibition Pavilions
  • Publications
    Papers in refereed periodicals or edited books
    2008 - (with Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch), "Myth, History and Conservation in Tel Aviv," in Dirk van den Heuvel et al. eds. The Challenge of Change, Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement, Proceedings of the 10th International DOCOMOMO Conference, IOS Amsterdam, pp. 109-113.

    2008 - "William Harvey, architecte, restorateur et chercheur en Palestine 1908-1938," in Dominique Trimbur and Ran Aaronsohn eds. De Balfour à Ben Gourion, les puissances europeénnes de la Palestine, 1917-1948, Centre de recherche français de Jérusalem, Paris, pp. 115-137.


    2004 - “Sites of Memory in the Holy Land: the Design of the British War Cemeteries in Mandate Palestine.” Journal of Historical Geography, UK. Vol. 30, pp. 643-664.
    2001- (with G. Herbert) “A Colonial Portrait of Jerusalem, British Architecture in Jerusalem of the Mandate 1917-48,” in N. AlSayyad ed. Hybrid Urbanism, Praeger, Westpoint Conn., pp. 81-108.
    2001 - “The Ottoman Houses of Haifa: Typologies of Domestic Architecture in a Late Ottoman Palestinian Town” Environmental Design - Journal of the Islamic Environmental Design Research Centre, Italy, 2000-2001, pp. 60-73. Full version due in A. Petruccioli ed., Multicultural Spaces and Fabric in the Eastern Mediterranean, Rome, forthcoming.
    2000 - (with G. Herbert), “Representing Mandatory Palestine, Austen St. Barbe Harrison and the Representational Buildings of the British Mandate in Palestine 1922-37, Architectural History, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, vol. 43, pp. 281-333.
    2000 - “Public Works in the Holy Land: Government Buildings under the British Mandate in Palestine, 1917-48” in L. Campbell ed., Twentieth Century Architecture and Its Histories, Special Millennial Issue of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, pp. 275-306.
    1998 - “The Palestinian Arab House and the Islamic Primitive Hut,” Muqarnas - an Annual for Islamic Art & Architecture 15, pp. 157-177.
    1998 - “Palestinian Vernacular Architecture – the Ottoman Connection” In S. Ireland & W. Bechhoefer eds. The Ottoman House, British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara Monograph no. 26, The British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara and the Centre for Eastern-Roman Studies, University of Warwick, UK, pp. 54-74.
    1989 - (with M. Meyer-Brodnitz), “The Emergence of the Central Hall House Type in the Context of 19th Century Palestine,” in J.-P. Bourdier & N. AlSayyad eds. Dwellings, Settlements & Tradition, University Press of America, Lanham etc., pp. 403-424.

    Publications in Hebrew

    2010 - "Wittkower and 'The Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism," Introduction to the Hebrew translation of Wittkower's book.  pp. 7-71. Resling, Tel Aviv.

    2007 - "A View from the High Commissioner's Residence, Jerusalem as Observed and Portrayed in British Mandatory Architecture," in Eretz-Israel, Archaeological, Historical and Geographical Studies, in honour of Tedi Kollek, Israel Exploration Society 28.
    pp. 413 - 426.

    2003 - “Historicist vs. Modernist Architecture in Jerusalem of the Mandate, a Question of Meaning” in Y. Ben-Arieh ed., Jerusalem and the British Mandate, Interaction and Legacy, pp. 197-216.
    1998 - “The Palestinian Arab House Reconsidered, Part A: Pre-Industrial Vernacular” Cathedra 89 (Jerusalem, October 1998), pp. 83-126; Part B: The Changes of the 19th Century.” Cathedra 90, pp. 53-86 and illustrations
    1998 - “Arab Domestic Architecture in 19th Century Haifa - Architectural Documentation” in Y. Ben-Artzi ed. Haifa - Local History, pp. 63-104, with measured drawings.
    1996 - “The Planning of the British War Cemeteries in Mandatory Palestine 1917-1927” Cathedra 79, pp. 114-139.

    Other Publications

    2009 - (with Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch), "Tel Aviv and Jerusalem: Two Opposing Histories of Urban Modernity", in Asian Cities - Legacies of Modernity, Proceedings of the Modern Asian Architecture Network  7th International Conference, New Delhi, 10 pp.

    2005 - (with Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch) “Cycles of Modernity in the Holy Land” in Re-thinking and Re-constructing Modern Asian Architecture, Proceedings of the Modern Asian Architecture Network 5th Conference, Istanbul June 2005, pp. 37-47.
    In process - Hebrew translation of: Rudolf Wittkower, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, 1949.

    Translation Work

    2010 - Hebrew translation of Rudolf Wittkower, Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, 1949. Resling, Tel Aviv. 334 pp.


    2008 - Hebrew translation of Peter Beagle, The Last Unicorn, 1968. HaPoalim, Tel Aviv. 208 pp.

  • Participation in Conferences
    Active Participation in Scholarly Conferences  
    2011 - Collecting Art - Dealing in Art, Commission for Provenance Research, Federal Ministry of Education, Art and Culture, Austria. Vienna. Paper presented: "Housing National Collections, Museum Building in Israel".

    2009 - Modern Asian Architecture Network (MAAN) 5th International Conference: "Asian Cities – Legacies of Modernity." New Delhi. Paper presented (together with Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch, the Technion): "Tel Aviv and Jerusalem: Two Opposing Histories of Urban Modernity."

    2007 - Greek Art and Culture: Origins & Influences, University of Haifa.
    Paper to be presented: "Rudolf Wittkower and Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism."
    2007 - Material Culture, organized by Shazar Centre for Israel Studies. Tel Aviv University. Paper presented: "The 'Uses' of the Palestinian Arab House in Israeli architecture: the architectural and rhetorical uses of an icon of locality."
    2005 - Modern Asian Architecture Network (mAAN) 5th International Conference: “Re-thinking and Re-constructing Modern Asian Architecture.” Istanbul.
    Paper presented (together with Marina Epstein-Pliouchtch, the Technion): “Cycles of Modernity in the Holy Land.”
    2004 - DOCOMOMO VIIIth International Conference, Theme: Postwar Modernism in an Expanding World 1945-1975.Columbia University, New York.
    Paper presented: “A Colonial Vision of the Post-War World: The Architecture of Austen St. Barbe Harrison 1940-60.”
    2001 - 54th Annual Meeting of the Society of Architectural Historians. Toronto.
    Paper presented: “A Colonial Architect in the De-Colonizing Eastern Mediterranean: Austen St. Barbe 1942-1958.”
    2000 - The International Habitus Conference 2000, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
    Paper presented: “The Architect Austen St. Barbe Harrison – a Colonial Regionalist in the Age of De-Colonisation.”
    1998 - Manufecturing Heritage – Consuming Tradition, the sixth IASTE Conference, Cairo, Egypt. (organized by the Center for Environmental Design Research, University of California, Berkeley).
    Paper presented: “Jerusalem through a Colonial Prism, Jerusalem under the Mandate 1917-1948”.
    1997 - Making Sacred Places, the Sixth International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Built Form & Cultural Research organized by the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, University of Cincinnati, Hebrew Union College and Old Saint George, Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Paper presented: “Doubly Sacred: the British War Cemeteries in the Holy Land 1917-27”.
    1996 - International Symposium on the Ottoman House, Amasya, Turkey sponsored by the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara and the Centre for East-Roman Studies, University of Warwick, UK.
    Paper presented: “Palestinian Vernacular Architecture – the Ottoman Connection.”
    1988 - Symposium on Traditional Dwellings & Settlements, Center for Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley.
    Paper presented: “The Central Hall House in 19th Century Palestine.”
  • More Info
    Colloquium Talks and other Invited Addresses (selected)
    2010 - Opening lecture, Public Life in the In-Between-City, International Conference. Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
    Presentations titled: "Haifa In-Betweens" on the architectural history of Haifa.


    2009 - 100 Jahre Tel Aviv, wissenschaflische Tagung, Deutsche Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt. Presentations titled: "Building Tel Aviv, Constructing Myth."

    2006 - Lectures in memory of Prof. Aharon Kashtan, Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Technion - Issrael Institute of Technology, Haifa
    Presentations titled: "In Memoriam: Prof. Aharon Kashtan, Architect & Teacher"
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