Office


Efrat-Kowalsky Architects
3 Levontin St.
Tel-Aviv
Israel

Tel: 972-3-5256735
Fax: 972-3-6295141

Email: office@efrat-kowalsky.co.il


Work developed by Efrat-Kowalsky Architects (EKA) stands out in the national and international scene for proposing an original synthesis of research and detailed design. We have strong interest in projects with historical significance, cultural value and social importance. We specialize in analyzing existing situations, defining new programs, devising strategic planning and proposing creative re-use.
EKA was established in 1995. Its body of work includes over 50 built private and public projects. In 2002 EKA was chosen to design and curate the Israeli Pavilion to the Venice Biennale. In 2002 EKA won a competition for additions to the Holocaust Museum in Kibbutz Lohmei Hagetaot. In 2003 EKA was commissioned to prepare the Master Plan for the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and to head the renewal and expansion of the entire museum. In 2006 EKA won a competition to design the Tel Aviv City Museum.
In this chapter of our practice, we wish to implement some of the conclusions of the extensive research The Israeli Project: Building And Architecture 1948-1973 and to focus on re-thinking and executing acute issues of affordable housing, urban renewal, public facilities and adaptive re-use of existing structures.

Partners:

Prof. Zvi Efrat, Architect and Architectural Historian, was Head of the Department of Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem (2002-2010). He has taught at the Technion Institute of Technolgy, the Tel Aviv University and the Hebrew University, among others. He has lectured worldwide, published extensively in various periodicals and books, and curated numerous exhibitions in Israel and in Europe. His book, The Israeli Project: Building and Architecture 1948-1973, was published in 2004.

Meira Kowalsky, Architect, has extensive experience in the design of public and private buildings of varying scales. She specializes in planning museums and exhibition spaces, and has worked as an architect or consultant with these institutions among others:
The Jewish Museum, New York; The Holocaust Museum, Washington DC; The Ramat Gan Museum of Art; The Herzelia Museum of Art; City Museum of Rehovot; The Tel Aviv Museum of Art; Ein Harod Museum; Beit Lohmei HaGetaot; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem; City Museum Tel Aviv.

Architects worked with EKA (since 1995):

Alon Ben-Nun, Anna Smorodinsky, Asher Fein, Ariel Noyman,
Carmit Harnik-Saar, Dan Hasson, Dan Koniac, Hilla Rack-Brodies,
Itay Navon, Keren Avni-Zelman, Meira Kowalsky, Natali Martinov,
Noa Maliar, Orit Balitzer-Tzur, Ram Fehr, Rinat Shteinlauf,
Ron Politi, Ruth Kedar, Rinat Kaleb, Sarit Shaanani,
Shani Gernick-Isbi, Charlotte Mottahedeh, Tali Shechter-Bahar,
Tamar Berger, Yonatan Cohen, Zvi Efrat.


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