Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The Jewish Agency for Israel

To tell the truth, I would never have thought this was a Bauhaus-style building. But here it goes:

The many architects who were influenced by the Bauhaus style projected the fundamental concept of Walter Gropius, the director of the Bauhaus school, that Bauhaus was not a dictation in style, but rather an inspiration for the designer. However, although expressing Bauhaus ideas, the movements' architects in Palestine always integrated stylistic details derived from the surroundings in which they worked. A good example is Yohanan Ratner's Jewish Agency building of 1927. Ratner employed Middle Eastern elements, such as central courtyards, arched entrances, and glacis-type walls suggested by the outer walls of the "tower of David"citadel.

I suppose it is...

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