Sun Breakers –Architectural Brutalism in Israel

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Neat photo blog at Ha’aretz, which you can see here,  documenting architectural Brutalism in Israel. About this particular shot above, I like the vertical composition juxtaposing the rough building material with the darkened cypress trees. The use of massive amounts of concrete is meant to reduce heat accumulation in the building that sits under bright, burning sun. Photos are by Daniel Chetckik. Like the one below, with its futuristic glow, the other pictures are worth a look. I like how in these photos, the building is close to the earth.

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About zjb

Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish though and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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3 Responses to Sun Breakers –Architectural Brutalism in Israel

  1. dmf says:

    the top one is a lovely bit of cubism (at least as photoed), the other is a bit of a sun-ra cover art

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