Check out these Israeli buildings that are actually works of art, like the Spiral House pictured above.
While “less is more” defines the famous White City Bauhaus buildings that earned Tel Aviv a UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, the “less is bore” approach in Tel Aviv and other Israeli locales led to structures that have people stopping in their tracks to gawk, grin or gasp.
3. SPIRAL HOUSE, RAMAT GAN
The internationally prolific Zvi Hecker also designed this twisty house, which took five years to build, from 1984 to 1989. The facade of plaster, pink glass, stone fragments, corrugated tin and mirrors reflect the interior courtyard and the surroundings.
Hecker describes the Spiral House, which won an architecture award in 1999, as a modern Tower of Babel. “It is a work of incomplete precision. Because it is so precise it can’t be really finished. … The Spiral’s incompleteness is also its poetry, because poetry is the most precise expression of our need for precision. Expressive as it is, the Spiral can’t be fully understood. It speaks to many languages at one and the same time.”