Envisioning The Future

© david tajchman

gran mediterraneo
project process progress

a journey through the emergence and decline of the kibbeans in the late twentieth century, a form of collectivism that sought to combine socialism and zionism, when independent farms became unfeasible and a new social model of development was needed. ricardo devesa

author david tajchman
size 13,5 x 22,5 cm / 5.3 x 8.85 in
pages 200
language english
illustrations color
cover hardcover
publication date december 2018
publishers actar
isbn 978-1-9487650-1-5
price 30 € + shipping costs

'gran mediterraneo - project process progress' is david tajchman's first book about his self-initiated architectural vision for a white city-specific high-rise. gathering working documents, sketches and rare pictures in an object specifically designed by graphic designer and art director sara jassim. based on his previous observations that a new skyline is appearing in tel aviv, which according to his experience of the city and his knowledge of the local architectural history, does not take enough into account the 1930s' bauhaus and later brutalist legacies. gran mediterraneo has been widely published as an architectural innovation and has won several awards gaining international recognition, with the recent architizer a+ awards 2017 received in new york. this book contains archive documents on various topics and texts from invited contributors.

foreword by architect carl fredrik svenstedt
design modelling sketches by architect luc izri
graphic design and art direction by sara jassim