Every once in a while, I drift away from the routine of the office to explore architecture elsewhere. Recently, I traveled to Verona, northeast Italy, and the southern parts of the Austrian and Swiss Alps. The motivation: to visit works by Carlo Scarpa and Peter Zumthor. Although their work differs significantly, both architects demonstrate a strong allegiance to the contextual surroundings of their buildings, largely through textural and atmospheric presence. These notions very much inform and inspire the work we are doing in our offices in New York and Tel-Aviv.
These images, which are sketchy and disoriented at times, serve as a visual journal and a collection of moments to remember.
By Gil Even-Tsur. גיל אבן-צור