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ID number:436695
Published: 09.01.2019.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: 38 units
References: Used
Table of contents
Nr. Chapter  Page.
  Introduction    3
1.  Brief Bauhaus history    4
2.  Brief history of Tel Aviv    5
3.  Tel Avivs masterplan and Sir Patrick Geddes    7
4.  Bauhaus in Tel Aviv    10
4.1.  Genia Averbuch    11
4.1.1.  Dizengoff Circle    11
4.1.2.  Other work - Café Galina, 57 Ah’ad Ha’am Street    12
4.2.  A ‘mark’ from Erich Mendelsohn and Oskar Kaufman in Tel Aviv    14
4.2.1.  Erich Mendelsohn    14
4.2.1.  Oskar Kaufman    15
4.3.  Dramatic balconies    18
  Conclusion    20
  List of sources    22

Tel Aviv is often called "the White City” due to its more than 4,000 white Bauhaus buildings. The combination of elegance and functionalism would be the characteristic elements of Tel Aviv’s modernism.
‘A Slight Refinement in Understanding that label of "The White City":
-it is accurate to say that an overwhelming number of these buildings were white yet selective historical buildings, that were and are still part of this collection, were and are still not white;
-the fact that most of it photographed white, in an era of black-and-white photography, gave credence and momentum to a label that stuck;
-a few were originally white when built, but their owner(s) then or in a later
period changed over to a non-white colour.’26
Although Bauhaus style buildings overwhelmed the citys urban landscape, the features had to be adapted to the climate:
-large windows were not appropriate, long, narrow, horizontal windows are
common on a lot of the Bauhaus style buildings in Tel Aviv;
-special attention was paid to balconies as mentioned in the previous section;
-flat roofs weren’t mostly used as a garden as Le Corbusier originally intended,
but it still had a quality – they served all of a buildings residents where social events
(or a laundry room) took place.…

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