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So my concept for the Sukkah is to take unused water bottles that end up in the recycling bin, landfill, or out and about in our environment causing ecological problems, and use these as a wall and roof system. The use of different size water bottles from, 15L office water cooler bottles to 400ml water …

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Palace of the Dawn, Brasilia, by Oscar Niemeyer.

Some famous Jewish architects:

  • Michael Arad (1969 – ): An Israeli-American architect known for his winning design of the World Trade Centre Memorial He is a partner of Handel Architects, based in New York City.
  • Ricardo Bofill (1939 – ): A postmodernist Catalan architect. His practice is Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura, based in Barcelona.
  • Marcel Breuer (1902 – 1981): Born in Pécs, Hungary, moved to the United States and practiced in New York City. Modernist architect and furniture designer.
  • Gordon Bunshaft (1909 – 1990): Pritzker Prize winning modernist architect, partner of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. Practiced in New York City.
  • Diller Scofidio and Renfro: design studio that integrates architecture, the visual arts and the performing arts. It is led by three partners; Elizabeth Diller, Ricardo Scofidio, and Charles Renfro. Based in New York City.
  • Peter Eisenman (1932 – ): An American deconstructivist architect. His practice is Eisenmann Architects, based in New York City.
  • Sidney Eisenshtat (1914 – 2005): An American architect best known for his modernist synagogues and Jewish academic buildings. He practice in Los Angeles.
  • David Fisher (1949 – ): An Israeli-Italian architect known for his rotating skyscraper designs. He is the founder of Dynamic Architecture Group, based in Florence. In 2008, he released a biography that claimed he had received an honorary doctorate from a Columbia-based University that does not exist. In the same year, he was tried and acquitted in the Italian courts for the embezzlement of 70 million Italian lira.
  • Sheldon Fox (deceased): Cofounder of Kohn Pederson Fox, based in New York City.
  • Bertrand Goldberg (1913 – 1997): An American architect best known for the Marina City complex in Chicago, Illinois, the tallest residential concrete building in the world at the time of completion. His practice was Bertrand Goldberg Associates, based in Chicago.
  • Herzog and de Meuron: A Swiss architecture studio with its head office in Basel, Switzerland. Its founders are Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron.
  • Frank Gehry (1929 – ): An American architect best known for his Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. His practice is Gehry Partners, based in Los Angeles.
  • David Haymes (1955 – ): An American architect. His practice is Pappageorge Haymes, based in Chicago.
  • Louis I. Kahn (1901 – 1974): An American architect, based in Philadelphia.
  • Daniel Libeskind (1946 – ): An American architect, artist, and set designer of Polish descent, best known for His Jewish Museum in Berlin. His practice is Studio Daniel Libeskind, based in New York.
  • Richard Meier (1934 – ): An American Pritzker Prize winning architect whose rationalist buildings make prominent use of the colour white. He is best known for the Getty Centre in Los Angeles. His practice is Richard Meier and Partners, based in New York.
  • Hans Emil Meyer (1889 – 1954): A Swiss architect and second director of the Bauhaus in Dessau.
  • Eric Owen Moss (1943 – ): An America architect. His practice is Eric Owen Moss Architects, based in Los Angeles.
  • Richard Neutra (1892 – 1970): An Austrian-American architect, considered one of modernism’s most important practitioners.
  • Oscar Niemeyer (1907 – 2012): A Brazilian architect who practiced a unique version of the Internationalist Style. Practiced in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Nikolaus Pevsner (1902 – 1983): A German-born British scholar, specialising in the history of art and architecture.
  • Richard Rogers (1933 – ): An Italian-born British architect noted for his modernist and functionalist designs. Best known for the Georges Pompidou Centre he designed with Renzo Piano. His practice is Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners, based in London.
  • Moshe Safdie (1938 – ): An Israeli-Canadian architect, urban designer, educator, theorist, and author. He is most identified with Habitat 67, which paved the way for his international career. His practice is Safdie Architects, based in Montreal.
  • Lawrence Scarpa (1959 – ): An architect known for the creative use of conventional materials in unique and unexpected ways. He is considered a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainable design. His partner of Brooks and Scarpa, based in Los Angeles.
  • Frederic Schwartz (1951 – ): An American architect, author, and city planner whose work includes the New Jersey 9 – 11 Memorial. His practice is Frederic Schwartz Architects, based in New York.
  • Denise Scott Brown (1931 – ): An American post-modernist architect, planner, writer and educator. Principal of the firm Venturi Scott Brown and Associates, based in Philadelphia.
  • Harry Seidler (1923 – 2006): An Austrian-born Australian architect considered to be one of the leading exponents of Modernism’s methodology in Australia, and the first architect to fully express the principles of the Bauhaus in Australia.