The Interdisciplinary Center

Concept: This new academic building is located in the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Hertzeliya. As described by the architect, this building "is one floor below grade… defines a linear edge to the green landscape outside. The building is composed of a set of parallel, linear layers, which change from light to heavy, from glass and gypsum to stone."  

Challenge: Successfully transition from an outdoor to indoor space through the use of soft, indirect light. In addition, the project required using artificial light to create a magical setting using indirect light entering from the North. 

Solution: By integrating the building’s architectural style and language into the lighting design, we were able to create a unified lighting solution that suited the space as a whole. Working with lots of light coves and details of indirect fluorescent light, RTLD gave the feeling of natural daylight filtering seamlessly into the building’s interior space. 

TYPE

public buildings

DATE

2003

LOCATION

Israel, Herzelia

CREDITS

Client: The Interdisciplinary Center

Architect/Designer: Ada Karmi - Melamede  Arch

PHOTO: Amit Geron

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