Bruno House

The Bruno House has only a narrow façade to the Strauss street with 6 windows and three cantilevered balconies. The house was built in 1933 by the architect Ze'ev (Wilhelm) Haller with three storeys. It served as a home for the teachers of the Balfour School opposite. The client was Bruno Boaz and Josef Schwabe from the Tel Aviv Building Company. The building is therefore also known as Boaz-Schwabe-Haus. Wilhelm Haller was born in Gliwice (Silesia), studied at the Bauschule Zittau and at the TU Darmstadt. He worked in Breslau, Frankfurt am Main and Leipzig in various architectural offices before opening his own architectural office in 1914. After the seizure of power by Adolf Hitler in 1933, Haller moved to Tel Aviv.

In 2004, the Bruno House was renovated and expanded by Bar Orian Architects. The new floors are located in the rear part of the building and are not noticeable from the street. This kept the original character of the building from this side. 

Asia House

One of the few Bauhaus-style office buildings is the 1979 Asian House by Mordechai Ben Horin. The building consists of 5 curved facades of white, glazed tiles. The Asia House is reminiscent of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by Frank Lloyd Wright in New York, which opened in 1959. The curved shape is to represent the waves in the sea. In the glazed basement there are shops and cafes. Asia House is home to several embassies and the Goethe Institute. Asia House is one of the most famous buildings in Tel Aviv. 

Poli House

At Allenby Street / King George Street intersection, there are two Bauhaus buildings whose round shape and flying roof make it a place where the famous HaCarmel Market begins. Not only is Allenby Street a major shopping street, it also divides Tel Aviv into two distinct zones. To the southwest is a gridded city plan with narrow, densely built lanes, while northeast the garden city begins with leafy front gardens.

The Poliashuk House on the right was built in 1934 by Shlomo Liaskovski and Jacob Orenstein. The Gottgold House on the left was built in 1938 and designed by Yehuda Magidovitch, who also designed Esther Cinema on Dizengoff Square.

The Poliashuk House was planned as an office building and today serves as a hotel. It is marketed as Poli House and houses an exclusive design hotel with a rooftop terrace. The house on the other side of the street was not renovated in 2019 yet. 

Levy House

On the narrow property between Levanda Street and HaRakevet Street stands a residential building of Shimon Hamadi Levy. The Levy House cuts like a steamer through the streets of Tel Aviv. The building was built in 1934 and has at the narrowest point an essay that looks like the bridge of a ship. At the bow and at the rear of the building there are rounded balconies that look like a railing.  

Jacobson's Building

The Jacobson's Building was built in 1937 by architect Emanuel Halbrecht and renovated in 2012 by Nitza Szmuk architects and expanded. The Jacobson's Building stands out for its elegant design language and high quality materials. On the ground floor there are shops and offices, on the upper floors apartments. Originally the house was designed as an office building. Emanuel Halbrecht has skilfully structured the building masses and created a very elegant corner of the building, which is created by a vertical staircase and a lower, rounded structure. The transition between natural stone base and plaster facade is emphasized by projecting canopies. The staircase has black metal railings, a terrazzo floor and yellow wall tiles, which merge into a white plaster after a black bar.   

Hotel Cinema

The Dizengoff Square was named after the wife of mayor Zina Dizengoff Circle. It was also a woman who won the town planning competition for Tel Aviv's most significant square. The 25-year-old architect Genia Averbuch designed a round space with three-storey buildings and uniform facades.

The most significant building on Dizengoff Square is the Hotel Cinema. It was opened in 1939 as Esther Cinema. The architect Yehuda Magidovitch came to Israel in 1919 from today's Ukraine and developed a modern architectural language only in Tel Aviv. The facades of all houses in the square were designed according to the specifications of Genia Averbuch.

The cinema went bankrupt and the building fell into disrepair until it was converted into a hotel in 2001. Ceilings were moved into the former cinema hall and hotel rooms were furnished. The ceiling height and the height of the balconies do not quite match, some of the rooms require stairs to reach the balcony. The former foyer of the cinema is now used as a reception. Also the spiral staircase, which led to the lodges earlier, remained. 

King George / Dizengoff

The house of Ze'ev (Wilhelm) Haller was built in 1936. The building along King George Street is divided into 5 sections by the offset balconies. The rounded balconies together create a wave motion along the road. The balconies used to be open and were closed later with glass elements. In 1928, the settlement Bruchfeldstraße was built in Frankfurt am Main with a similar concept. Since Haller studied in Darmstadt and had worked in Frankfurt, he was certainly familiar with the settlement of Ernst May. The houses were arranged offset to achieve a better exposure. In sunny Tel Aviv, the balconies are more of a sunscreen. In the slightly recessed ground floor is a shop area. 

Acum House

The Acum House is different from the other Bauhaus buildings on Rothschild Boulevard through the open balconies. The balconies consist of a cantilevered concrete slab and horizontal balusters. This detail also occurs at the Bauhaus in Dessau. The building of Yitzhak Rapoport (1901-1990) consists of three parts, a lower living area, the vertical staircase in the middle and a slightly higher living area. The staircase has nine narrow windows, each of these windows has its own little sun roof. This makes the staircase the most eye-catching detail of the house. The higher living area is completed by a horizontal beam, which formerly served as a substructure for sun protection slats. This beam does not go to the edge of the building except for the outer edge of the windows. Usually such a beam traces the cubature of the building and creates a transition between the white structure and the blue sky.

The Acum House was named after the association of authors and musicians who used the building as an office between 1962 and 2002. Originally the house was built in 1933 for the Rapoport family. At that time it was called Sarah House, named after the owner's wife. The rear part of the building originally had two floors and was increased during the renovation. 

Bank of Israel

The office building which houses the Visitor Center of the Bank of Israel was built in 1937 by Dov Kutchinsky. The architect, born in Krakow in 1883, moved to Palestine in 1920. Under the British occupation was here the tax office, which was attacked in 1944 by the Jewish underground army Etzel. The building looks massive like a bunker, also the enclosure of the window bands looks rough. The side entrance is marked by a rounded canopy, which becomes a vertical wall element on the façade, which breaks through the overhanging attic and towers above it. 

Ben Ami Street

The home of Joseph Noifeld is a long, curved building dominated by a cantilevered balcony on the upper floor. The elongated part of the building (photo) is located on Beilinson Street, here is also the Haoel Theater by Arieh Sharon from 1939, which takes up the rounding of Noifeld. Arieh Sharon is one of the few architects in Tel Aviv who actually studied at the Bauhaus in Dessau. The residential building on Ben Ami Street was built in 1937. 

Delfiner House

At the corner of Jehuda Halevi / Mazeh Street stands the Delfiner House by Ze'ev Haller from 1934. The Delfiner House is a prime example of Bauhaus architecture in Tel Aviv. The three-storey residential building consists of 4 horizontal façade tapes, behind which are the balconies and the attic. The horizontal bands are broken only by a typical "thermometer staircase". The transition from the balcony to the facade is marked by round bulges of the balconies. The building corner is formed by the roundness of the balconies and emphasized by two palm trees.

The Delfiner House belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage "White City" Tel Aviv and has high conservation requirements. The building was not replenished during the renovation in 2015 and is very well preserved. 

Haaretz Print Works

The Haaretz printing company was bought in 1937 by Salman Schocken, who became rich through department stores in Germany. Especially the department store Schocken in Stuttgart by Erich Mendelsohn acquired architectural significance. Salman Schocken emigrated to Palestine in 1935, the Schocken department stores in Germany were aryanized and became part of Merkur AG. After the war, he got back 51% of the shares of Merkur AG, which he sold to Horten. Haaretz "Das Land" is one of the most important newspapers in Israel and still owned by the Schocken family.

Haaretz Print Works was built in 1934 by Joseph Berlin and his son Zeev. Joseph Berlin (1877-1952) had studied in Odessa and worked in St. Petersburg before moving to Palestine in 1921.

The Haaretz printing house is a small building with an upper floor. Striking is the glass staircase and the balcony with railing rails. The building used to have another structure in the back, which was demolished and replaced by a higher residential building.  

Montefiore 1

The home on Montefiore Street was first planned by Yehuda Magidovich but ultimately built by Isaac Schwarz. The exact year is not known, it is believed that the building was built between 1932-35, as both architects had designed in the 1920s, yet eclectic buildings and developed only from 1930 towards Art Deco.

The house had a ground floor and two upper floors. The house is long and narrow, Montefiore street has rounded loggias, at the other end (photo) rounded balconies with metal railings. The house was built for the Havoinik family but later used as an office building.

During the refurbishment and expansion of Ammon Bar Or Architects 2011, 3 storeys were added. 

Moshe Suitsky House

The Moshe Suitsky House is a very fine example of modern architecture in Tel Aviv. It was built in 1933 by Yaakov Borenstein. The house is located on a prominent corner where 5 streets merge, including the shopping street Nahalat Binyamin. Therefore, there is a shop floor on the ground floor with an office space above it. In the rear part of the building comes another floor. An encircling canopy between the ground floor and the first floor is the characteristic feature of the building. It emphasizes the curve to the square and gives the house an elegant lightness.

The Moshe Suitsky House was renovated in 2014 by Ilan Kedar and Haviva Even in a bright yellow tone. The canopy is white and stands out clearly from the rest of the building. 


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