Exploring Tel Aviv’s Vibrant Art Scene with The Cultivist

From studio visits to curator-led tours of the Israeli city's exemplary institutions

In South Tel Aviv, the studio of Israeli painter Tsibi Geva stretches far beyond expectation. Several floors up, in an industrial block now occupied by galleries and fellow artists, it includes sprawling rooms, neatly arranged nooks and thousands of supplies. Geva—who represented Israel during the 2015 Venice Biennale—warmly greets us along with members of the global arts-oriented membership club The Cultivist, who we joined for …

Ron Arad’s “Upside-Down” ToHa Tower

Ron Arad’s new 29-story ToHa Tower in Tel Aviv widens as it rises from two separate ground-level starting points. A resulting X pattern forms, though connected at the top. For the 200,000-square-meter building’s mesmerizing cladding, Arad used 300,000 square feet of Dekton by Cosentino in 10,000 custom shapes. Further, the windows for the office floors feature glare-preventing glass. Read more about the “upside down” building at …

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 …