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Gindi Heights, Ramat Gan, Israel 
Wednesday 04 Jan 2012
 
New heights for Ramat Gan 
 
Kika Braz Architects and Town planners Ltd. 
 
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08/01/12 naomi aviv, tel aviv
amazingly clear, bright and strong. beautiful exemple of relational esthetic
08/01/12 Ofra ZK, Tel Aviv
A great project which involve original work on the architectural as well as the environmental fronts. Creates an innovative and progressive way of living. Keep on the good work!
08/01/12 Gili, Hertzelia
Kika is a great architect as she thinks not only of the developer but of the people who would actually live in the development. Ask my neighbours in Hertzelia.
07/01/12 Marilyn, London
I have visited the area many times and I am so impressed with the design, I have seen many of the Kika Braz architectural projects but this one is the jewel in the crown. I hope these buildings get the recognition they deserve
04/01/12 Olivia O, NY
Fantastic project, innovative and architecturally unique.
A great addition not only for the residents but also for the community!
 

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Kika Braz Architects completes new residential development in Israel 

Gindi Heights comprises two residential buildings, each consisting of 30 floors, in the Tel Binyamin neighbourhood of Ramat Gan. The buildings stand perpendicular to one another and create a defined entrance space, with a mutual lobby on the ground floor. The perpendicular positioning of the adjacent corners of the building exposes the entire frontal view and brings forth a dialogue between the two types of frontal views; the actual front of the building and its side.

The architectural components of the single building accentuate the element of conjoining and contrasting between consisted and transparent mass, between volume and plateau and between the vertical and horizontal. Two vertical, stone covered masses that wrap the building throughout its height, are exposed the top and present the plain upon which the glass cubes are set. Along the length of two floors, the cornered glass cubes occupy the public space of the apartments so that the accommodation rooms are exposed to two opposing directions via screen walls throughout the height of the floor.

The balconies accompany the length of the room and create a sense of the outside penetrating inside and visa versa. The glass cubes change direction on every two floors, thereby fashioning wide corner balconies. The lines of the balconies design horizontal plains that segment the building along its height and continue as horizontal lines encompassing the building. The confrontation between the mass which visually aspires in an upward direction and the horizontal plains creates the contrast between horizontal and vertical.

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Kika Braz Architects & Urban Planners Ltd.
www.kikabraz.co.il
 
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