Split Identity


Israel is a unique nation urbanistically, in which the internal political and spiritual capital of Jerusalem is not the diplomatic capital recognized outside its (contested) borders. As such, the civic nature of Tel Aviv as the cultural and economic center of Israel has developed a quite distinctive architectural character from Jerusalem, which looks back through thousands of years of history to ground its buildings within a distinct lineage. The idiosyncrasies of the unique political circumstances have been manifested through the distinctive architectonic characters of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

Above | Ram Karmi and Ada Karmi Melamede, Supreme Court of Israel, Jerusalem