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Welcome to Design Museum Holon

Ron Arad Architects met the challenge of creating a structure to encompass and express the principles of design.
The result: The iconic Design Museum Holon building

The highly anticipated creation by Ron Arad Architects has been four years in construction.

The building's sinuous ribbon facade of Corten weathering steel is alive, forming a blend of textural, spatial and optical experiences that seamlessly meld the principles of sculpture, architecture, design and art for the enjoyment of the public. A dialogue with visitors is fostered as they meander through the open-sky Upper Gallery or down the winding staircase from the lobby to the Lower Gallery.

These will feature both contemporary and historical pieces from diverse design disciplines, including industrial, fashion, textiles and jewelry.

The Design Museum Holon building itself -all 3,700
square meters of it-is the first exhibit the museum visitor encounters.

More than just a box to house a collection, this fascinating structure encompasses juxtaposing gallery spaces, a
design lab and an archival collection. This 750 square meters spaces will showcase exhibitions developed by international design curators.

 

 


1 Upper Gallery roof, incorporating light moderators
2 Upper Gallery
3 Curved concrete perimeter structure
4 First-floor, East wing offices
5 Steel lattice truss supporting Upper Gallery
6 East wing, basement level
7 Ground floor, East wing
8 Skylight edge beams
9 Precast concrete beams form the roof of Lower Gallery
10 Lower Gallery
11 Curved concrete perimeter structure
12 Inner courtyard
13 Corten steel bands wrap around the courtyard
 
 
Magazine
Risk, Danger and the Makings of Enjoyment - Playgrounds: Between Safety and Fun
Maier Yagod
Playgrounds are some of the most tactile parts of our built environment. Our interaction with them is primarily bodily.
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The Happy Show
Michal Or-Ad
In an interview with designer Stefan Sagmeister, Michal Or-Ad tries to find the boundaries of happiness.
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For Adolf Loos With Love and Squalor
Naomi Aviv, Curator, Colonnade House Project, 1996
From your first encounter with Hironen's furniture, you stop thinking about furniture. You begin to think about strange libidinal creatures, that compel you into awe.
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