In his book 'Kibbutz + Bauhaus,' Arieh Sharon defined architecture as 'a calling.' He did not say that it was merely a business.
While it's clear that the city is making great efforts to revive Jerusalem's center - on the matter of public squares, it has shown little ingenuity. Zion Square is the perfect place to begin.
The sooner we put an end to the travesty of the ugly (and extremely costly ) trailers and caravillas defacing our landscape, the better.
Architects must learn to treat CAD as a slave rather than a master. There is, of course, not a shadow of a doubt that computer-aided design is here to stay. But it can and must be put to better use.
No one foresaw the Ultra-Orthodox population boom in Beit Shemesh. What will come of it, and will trends continue?
The low-rise, high-density housing alternative can offer real hope for restoring the delicate balance between tradition and modernity so very desperately needed in Israel today.
In Jerusalem, getting there has become a torturous affair. Anger is in the air. As one woman passenger put it recently: 'This will only serve to shorten my life.'