Word of Mouth: New and Noteworthy Tel Aviv Hotels

Some of the most spectacular accommodations in Israel's Mediterranean city

From Bauhaus to Brutalist, Ottoman to Crusader, a selection of design-led hotels have been springing up in refurbished and architecturally preserved edifices across bustling Tel Aviv. In all, there’s acute attention to detail behind such developments in Israel. With what feels like a year-long summer, Tel Aviv has been an experimental spot for new hotels that blend history, design and technology. As a reflection of the …

Venice Biennale 2016: “LifeObject”

Exploring the synergy between architecture and biology at the Israeli Pavilion

by Ari Samuel In tune with this year’s “Reporting from the Front” theme commissioned by Venice Biennale Chief Curator Alejandro Aravena, the Israel Pavilion unveiled “LifeObject,” an immersive and stimulating exhibition analyzing the synergy between the worlds of architecture and biology and the future possibilities and advancements that lie in their combination. At the center of the Pavilion stands the physical “LifeObject,” a massive man-made …

Two Amateur Divers Accidentally Discover Roman-Era Treasure

While exploring a sunken ship in the ancient port of Caesarea, two amateur divers stumbled upon the largest trove of Roman-era artifacts in Israel in three decades. Bronze statues, lamps, jars, and thousands of coins featuring the faces of Constantine and Licinius were uncovered—some dating back to the fourth century AD. The treasure likely ended up down there after a storm wrecked a ship nearly …