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The Sun Braid

This very complicated work designs and ties together the entrance's traffic circle of a small community urban settlement "Gibeon HaHadasha" and its public buildings. In this work, many layers of the envoirment come to be realized.
 
• An ancient pool is located close to the settlement; it has a reference in the Bible and actually gave the settlement its name. In honor of this pool, a pool was designed in the middle of the traffic circle with inspiration from the linear lines of the archeological findings. Located toward the pool, small water full is placed, designed as the water came through the rock right at the moment.

• A balcony in front of the nearby kindergarten, above An artificial cave whose purpose is to shelter a bus station from the sun. At the back of the cave there is a collecting rain channel designed and inspired by ancient quarry to collect water found in the area. The cave's ceiling was done on an ancient cupola by local and ancient building techniques.

• Three Gazelles sculptures, which are the location's animals. These were designed upon the animal's characters: sensing afar, guarding male; contemplation, a crouching female; screem, live full youngster thirty to water. The sculptures were casted out of bronze, from original model built from the natural materials of the area (pine cones, oak acorns, Pistacia's branches, stream stems, and vehicle waste, which has unfortunately became part of nature…) and from traditional hand crafts (honey beeswax from beehives, weaving, knotting). On the sculpture's textures there are hints for a story from the Bible, which I will not talk about right now.

Environmental development with bronze statues at the entrance of the ‘Gibeon HaHadasha’ settlement.
Ordered by: the ‘Gibeon HaHadasha’ settlement.
Development materials: various types of natural stone, in their natural state or wrought.
Sculpture material: bronze.
Construction Engineer: Danny Shefer
 



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