Students and recent graduates from Tel Aviv University’s School of Architecture were in London last week to present their winning entry at an international exhibition in the British capital.
Their eye-catching ‘boiler room’ design was showcased in-person at the London Design Biennale 2021 at Somerset House alongside proud diplomats including Israel’s Deputy Ambassador Sharon Bar-li, Cultural Attache Barak Ganor, and also TAU Trust Chair David Meller.
Representing Israel at the ongoing Biennale, with this year’s theme of resonance, the Israelis chose to focus on social media as both catalyst and source of tension, as users respond to each other’s agendas with the mere act of pressing a switch.
The ‘room’ of boiler switches, designed by Lior Kantor, Noa Karmi, Lealla Solomon, Osher Lapid, Roi Levin, Barak Weizman, and Oren Elgali, has been described as “a sensory battlefield” which uses sound, sight, and touch to “turn those switches on and off to express opinions”.
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