What building most reflects the character of Israel? What is the most Israeli building? Is it the towers in Tel Aviv? The gardens in Haifa? The building whose place we still face in prayer, though it has long been destroyed - Jerusalem?
What process of building most reflects Israel? If the collective wisdom of our history could speak in the way we build buildings, what would it say? What wisdom does Shammai, our builder of old, have for us? Those whose eyes saw Rome in its rise and in its fall, those who saw the great architecture of Italy, the great architecture of Spain, the architects and builders of the new world as they looked out on the blank landscape of the new land, what do they have to teach us about architecture and building? What do they have to teach us who would be architects?
As we are building this country, let us not be over rash - let us not hurry to build buildings that will gain favor in the eyes of the camera, the media, the current style. Let us build with wisdom, build with an eye towards the many hundreds of years ahead. Buildings that will last, buildings that will be a credit to the people and to the land, buildings that will express the best of the vision of what it means to be Israel.Israel Architect ... Israel Builders ... Israel Architects