Landscape Architecture Studio
Research and Publications
'Atabet al Bab' (Threshold): A Conseptual plan for a playground in East Jerusalem

An article written by Yael Bar-Maor, landscape architect, Haya Mani, architect and Laila Murad, engineer, presenting a conceptual project for planning and design of playgrounds in East Jerusalem.

Published at Testing Ground Journal – ISSUE 02: OTHER SIDES, University of Greenwich, London, 2019.

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Breaking Down the Barriers in Downtown Haifa

An article and a lecture by Yael Bar-Maor, landscape Architect and Laila Murad, engineer, based on a studio project developed at in the Urban Design Master's Degree Program at Bezalel Academy of arts and design Jerusalem.  The project presents a critical analysis of the physical barriers and social segregation that exists in downtown Haifa, and offers an alternative design, that breaks down the barriers and relates to the space as a shared platform. The article was published and presented in a conference organized by ECLAS, European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools and the University of Greenwich, London, 2017.



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The Roaming Forest: setting the public space free
Article by Ed Wall, Yael Bar-Maor and Mike Dring, published in Landscape Journal UK

An article that reviews the ideas behind the "Roaming Forest" project, designed by Ed Wall, Yael Bar-Maor & Mike Dring, and realized in "Timing 2010: The Biennale of Landscape Urbanism" in Bat-Yam, Israel. The article was published in the Landscape Journal of the Landscape Institute, UK, during the winter of 2011.

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Infrastructure to Heaven
An article about turning a garbage dump into a park (Hebrew)

The article reviews the plans to turn the site of Fresh Kills in New-York, from the world's largest wasteyard, to a metropolitan park designed by urban design office, Field Operations. The article was published in the "Landscape Architecture" journal (Hebrew), of the Israeli Union of Landscape Architects. June 2004.

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"Build Your Own Home" in Dutch
An article about the Borneo & Sporenburg developments (Hebrew)

The article reviews the design of two neighborhoods on the former east harbor of Amsterdam. The article focuses on the master plan of these developments, designed by West 8, and the framework that allowed the building of private residences in relatively high density. The article was written after participating in a tour to the Netherlands as part of a course in urban design from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The article was published in the "Landscape Architecture" journal (Hebrew), of the Israeli Union of Landscape Architects. December 2003.

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The Life and (Preventable) Death of The Kibbutz Communal Landscape

An article and a lecture by Yuval Yasky, architect, and Yael Bar-Maor, landscape architect, that discusses the unique characters and typology of the communal landscape of the Kibbutz in Israel. The article follows the effects and physical changes that privatization and suburbanization processes imposed on the landscape of the Kibbutz as of the mid 80's, and proposes altenative design methods, better suited to the contemporary needs and social goals of the community, while preserving the basic qualities of the kibbutz space.

The article was published and presented in the 2013 conference - "Specifics : Discussing Landscape Architecture", hosted by ECLAS, European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools and the Hafen City University, Hamburg.

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The Israeli - Palestinian Conflict, the Botanical Version
An article for a conference under the title: Landscape & Ruins

An article that explores the relationship between the territorial conflict and the botanical aspect, by studying three different plants: the pine tree, the olive tree and the sabra (prickly pear), their role in the landscape and their representations in art and in poetry. The article was published and presented in a conference organized by ECLAS, European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools and the University of Genova, Italy 2009.

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How will our landscape look like, twenty years from today?
An article that raises questions and dilemmas about the role of landscape architecture at an age of increased density (Hebrew)

An article by Yael Bar-Maor published in the popular Israeli news website: www.nrg.co.il, regarding issues for the conference: "Cross Section - the 9th Israeli Association of Landscape Architects Annual Conference", November 2011. The organizing committee for the conference: Michal Ben-Shushan, Tali Wexler, Liat Hadar and Yael Bar-Maor.

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Work Plan
A text in tribute to the House of the United Kibbutz, just before it was demolished (Hebrew)

The text was written at a time when I worked in an office that was located in a building originally designed for the offices of the United Kibbutz movement, in Tel-Aviv. The building captured my heart with its rational design, typical of the 1950s. I met with architect Ziva Armoni who designed the building (with Hanan Havron), and heard from her about the design process. Shortly after, the building was demolished to clear the site for a residential tower. This text was a tribute to the building. It was published in "Block" magazine, Tel Aviv, winter of 2008.

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Planned Weather
An article about an installation built for the Athens Olympic Games (Hebrew)

The article describes an installation that was built during the Athens Olympic Games in 2004, designed by a team of architects led by Yehoshua Gutman. The interactive installation created a cool microclimate, in the hot weather of the Athenian summer. The article was published in the "Landscape Architecture" journal (Hebrew) of the Israeli Union of Landscape Architects. December 2004.

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