Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Ramot Polin Apartments, Jerusalem, Israel



Ramot Polin Apartments



Polish-born architect Zvi Hecker experiment in multi-unit residential building is not very familiar with the living room Moshe Safdie designed 67 at the Montreal Expo, but 720 units is greater. This is the use of prefabricated components is an exercise, at least in the first two of the five stages. With its crazy pentagonal design, the Ramot Polin apartment similar to the bees a housing project.

Zvi Hecker in Jerusalem after the Six Day War in 1972, the construction of the 720-unit complex design is an architectural experiment, in order to facilitate the resolution of the middle-income Orthodox family. Contrary, the the Ramot Polin complex crumbling religious groups of low-income shelter.

A big fat failure

Ramot Polin is designed as a cheap, modular solutions, Israeli leaders desire to create new land in the north of Jerusalem, a landmark living space.

Hecker's 3-D system dodecahedron facade by 12 pentagonal faces seemed to meet all the requirements: the establishment of a fast-cast concrete modular design and coverage everywhere in Jerusalem stone, it is sufficient fashionable, to distinguish it from the other aspects of the development and cheap.

Sustainable development architecture, modular typical welcome, because it reduces the use of the greater saving building materials and results, but according to Adam Nathaniel Furman, geometry apartment Ramot Polin big fat fail.