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About Tav Group : Tav Group is a framework for individual and joint creation as well as an intimate social community. The long lasting acquaintance produces a natural blend of professional, social and domestic activities which is reflected in the resulting work.
Working together is for the group memgers a never ending challenge, always having to keep an open mind to other perspectives, willing to be surprised and criticized. This makes the work more complicated and time consuming, but at the same time less ego centered and more exciting. The outcome, so they believe, is thus made richer, more precise, more conscious and more communicative.
The variety of activities is for them an opportunity to review existing boundaries and to create works that are interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature. Nourishing on the different artistic languages, these stand a chance to become more than the sum of their familiar parts.
Tav's work is an open process, the product being a temporary manifestation of it. There is no end product. The end is not the product. Rather, the way is an end in itself.
Interaction with the audience plays an important role. The spectators, users, passers-by or whatever you might call those who happen to be around the work, are an integral part of the work, they are actors as well as co-directors who take a part in shaping it. Indeed, the group members hold that what the audience says and does is much more relevant to the experience than their own preliminary input, which is but an excuse to stir up a happening.
Tav's work usually involves concept, design and execution as a whole, continuous and reflective process. The design is not an applied theory nor is the execution an applied design.
The work is usually done on site, evolving from and responding to its unique context.
In their rather naive way,Tav group tries to indulge in such activities that promote the sustainability of our surrounding. This disturbed environment of ours, if in any need for more human action, asks for reconciling acts, that might bring about peace between its conflicting components, nature and man, nations and individuals.
In their choice of what to do and how to do whatever they do, they adhere to this commandment.
STATEMENT OF ART:
Design is the matchmaking of form and matter to answer a need, be it a functional or an aestrhetic one. A good design acts like nature, seeking the least effort-demanding path from the existing to the desirable, in a peacemeal evolutionary process led by the designer's good sense.
Art is the shaping of objects of senses in a way that yields meaningful reflections, feelings and sensations in the observer.

ORGANIZATION:
Tav Group

EDUCATION:
1990, Architecture, B.Arc, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel

EXPERIENCE:
1988- today, architect and co-founder, Tav Group, Haifa
1996- today, adjunct senior teaching fellow, faulty of architecture and town planning, Technion, Haifa

PRIVATE EXHIBITIONS:
1987, Game of Clues, flying fairytales' pages, Nordau Pedestrian Street, Haifa Children's' Theatre Festival, Israel
1987, Rooster, a temporary sculpture in the Tel Aviv Museum plaza, Israel
1987. Cinemania, a street spectacle, the auditorium's façade, Haifa 4th International Film Festival, Israel
1987, 40th anniversary dove, a temporary sculpture at The Israel 40th Anniversary Exhibition, The Israel trade fairs and convention center, Tel Aviv, Israel
1988, Sites Sights, cityscape frames in the streets of Haifa, accompanying the exhibition "Haifa, Portrait of a City" at the Haifa Museum, Israel
1990, The Scroll of Esther on wheels, a mobile puppet show, Haifa, Israel
1991, Garden of Sounds, ensemble for audience and nature, design and art directing of the outdoor events of Music and Nature Days, Misgav district council, Israel
1991, The Pied Piper of Hamelin, stage design and execution of a theatre show, Music and Nature Days, Misgav, Israel
1991, Balloons River, environmental sculpture in the desert, Tzeva ba'teva, Eilat, Israel
1992, Without a Frame, design and execution of a didactic interactive exhibition, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
1992 Yesteryear's Snow, a ballooned hilltop in Salomon's Valley, Tzeva ba'teva, Eilat, Israel
1993, House of Garbage, design and execution of a demonstrational house made of recycled materials, The Old Court Museum, Ein Shemer, Israel
1993. Thou Shall Not Litter, design and execution of a traveling exhibition on domestic waste, environmental department, Ramat Gan – Bnei Brak, Israel
1993, The Return of the Phoenix, theatrical historical spectacle with the participation of the audience, Haifa University, Israel
1994, Neighbors, Performance, Scaffoldings theatre, Auditorium plaza, Haifa 10th International Film Festival, Israel
1994, House 2, a performance in homage to the Bauhaus, The International Architecture Events, Rothschild boulevards, Tel Aviv Municipality, Israel
1994-1999, House, Performance, Tel Aviv Museum of Art and other occasions, Israel
1997, Pit, an installation, excavation under the Janko Dada Museum Floor, Ein Hod, Israel
1997, Treasure, a dome of pruned branches, The Garden as a Metaphor, the Botanic Gardens, Jerusalem, Israel
2000, Mi-zug (Twogether), a colorful meeting with the other side, a wandering interactive exhibition about pair relations; the museums art forum, Arad, Ein Hod, Bat Yam, Ashdod, Rehovot, Hazore'a, Israel
2001, Chinese Tea House in the court of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
2001, On Paper, an active installation for the demonstration of the process of paper manufacture; The Museum of Science, Jerusalem, Israel
2002, Body Line, tattoos exhibition, Tower of David, Museum of the history of Jerusalem, Israel
2003 Sukot, design and execution of a series of sukot in the Israel Museum court, Jerusalem, Israel
2004, Ma'abadada, design and execution of a didactic interactive exhibition, Janko Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
2004, Fall II, Chairs' installation on Haifa auditorium's façade, Haifa 20th International Film Festival, Israel
2006, Territory and Identity, design and execution of Israel's 4th Ceramics Biennale, Ha'aretz Museum, Tel Aviv. Israel
2007, Secured Space, Installation, WIZO School of Design, Haifa, Israel
2009, Twig to twig, installation, the auditorium's façade, Haifa International Film Festival, Israel
2016, Suka, an installation, youth wing of Jerusalem Israel museum, Israel
2016, The Shoemaker's Cabin, a floor sculpture, Kfar Saba, Israel
1998-2016, Café Tav, performance, Jerusalem Art Fair, Acre Theatre Festival and other events, Israel
And more...

MIXED EXHIBITIONS:
1990, Fall, performance, Scaffoldings theatre, Israel Festival, Jerusalem, Israel
2002-2003, Rain, a temporary sculpture in the group exhibition 'Message in a Bottle', Janko Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Arad Museum, Ashdod Museum, Israel
2004, Wavelets (Ondes), La Fête de Mai, an earth work in an art in nature event, Gesves, Belgium
2005-2007, Vis a vis (Submergance), an art work in a group exhibition concerning the Yarkon River, Tel Aviv Museum; subsequently lent to Israel museum for the exhibition 'Water', Israel
2006, BukraFilMishmish, an art work in the group exhibition by the winners of the 2005 Minister of Education and Culture award for the plastic arts, Israel
2006, Wavelets II, an earth work in an "Art in Nature" event, Rue des Arts, Saint Etienne, France
2007, Revolution, a street installation, street art event, Haifa, Israel
2007, Up and Down, a spiral garden, earth work, Parc de Wesserling, France
2007, There, an excavation under a dead oak tree, I-Park, Connecticut, United States
2008, Earth work, Natuurkunst, Holland
2009, Milestone, Ecosphere, environmental sculpture event, Ein-Hod, Israel
2009, Rujum, installation, Pasewalk, Germany
1999-2011, Domus, a series of installations, secondhand household objects dome, Jerusalem Art biemmale and other events, Israel
2013, Ladder of Reuven, an installation, Janko Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
2014, Five Stones, an installation in the "Journeys" exhibition, Israel Jerusalem Museum, Israel
2015, Vis a Vis, re-installed in the "exhibition in a box" exhibition, Israel Jerusalem museum, Israel
2015, Head start, A Run in the Museum, a performance in the "Contact Point" exhibition, Israel Jerusalem museum, Israel
2016, The Dummy, an installation in Janco Dada museum, Ein Hod, Israel
And more...

EVENTS:
1991, The Soldier's Tale by Igor Stravinsky, direction and stage design, Tzavta hall, Haifa, Israel
1991, Membership in the committee of Tav Tarbut u-Sviva (culture and environment) association; a non-profit organization, aiming to promote the kinship between man and his surroundings in various aspects: architecture, environmental design, environmental art, ecology and outdoor culture.
The association initiated the founding of a Center for Culture and Environment in Ezov Valley, receiving wide acclaim, including the support of Haifa city Mayor, the minister of education and culture and the ministry of environmental protection (finally not realized, due to issues of land rights). Taking part in the initiative to originate a Green University next to the Haifa University with the collaboration of the Carmel national park.
Since 1996, The Pilgrims' Way to Jerusalem, an initiative to reestablish an environmentally sustainable course from Jaffa to Jerusalem, following the tradition of pilgrimage; Initiation of The Circle of the Way, a voluntary organization aiming to promote the Pilgrims' Way to Jerusalem Through organizing seasonal journeys thrice a year along the planned route
2003, Gate for Man, participation in an initiative for a Jewish-Arab center in Harduf, erection of a congregation arena in the woods, Harduf, Israel

AWARDS:
2017, award winning, Ot Ha'itzuv (Israel Architectural Design Award), Israel
2006, first prize, "Lufthansa", Street art event in of Mainz, Germany, representation of the city of Haifa in the event
2005, award winning, The Minister of Education and Culture Award for the Visual Arts, Israel
1998, second prize, Acre Theatre Festival, Israel

PRESS APPEARANCES:
2005, The Minister of Education and Culture Award for the Visual Arts
Published: http://cms.education.gov.il/NR/rdonlyres/637C0BCF-
A34D-4FF1-81A7-452D47EA84BA/22101/www.education.go
v.il/doveret
2009, a review of various works, IA Architecture of Israel quaterly, Vol 78, Israel
2011, Meyerhoff Art Center, "five moments, trajectories in the architecture of the Tel Aviv museum", a review of the work and an assay for the catalogue of the exhibition, Tel Aviv, Israel
2016, Ein Hod Ecological House, Xnet, http://xnet.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4883321,0
0.html, November, Israel
2017, Ein Hod Ecological House, Amuse, https://amuse-i-d.vice.com/step-inside-a-house-mad
e-of-weed/, January, UK
2017, Ein Hod Ecological House, Israel21c, https://www.israel21c.org/the-israeli-house-built-
from-cannabis/, March, Israel-US
2017, Ein Hod Ecological House, Domus Israel, pages 50-55, March, Israel
2017, Ein Hod Ecological House, Architectural Digest, http://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/house-mad
e-of-cannabis-eco-friendly-beautiful, June, US
2017, Ein Hod Ecological House, Ot Ha’itzuv 2017 (Israel Architecture and Design award), Published:
http://www.urian.co.il/%D7%97%D7%93%D7%A9%D7%95%D7
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%AA%D7%97%D7%A8%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7%90%D7%95%D7%AA-%D7
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2017, Ein Hod Ecological House, Dezeen, https://www.dezeen.com/2017/07/06/ein-hod-tav-grou
p-israel-house-canabis-artists-house/, July, UK
And others...

ACCOLADES:
2014 Adjunct senior teaching fellow, Technion, Haifa, Israel
2004 Adjunct senior lecturer , Technion, Haifa, Israel
2000 Adjunct senior teacher, Technion, Haifa, Israel
1997 Adjunct teacher, Technion, Haifa, Israel

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Hebrew, native
English, near native

COMPUTER LITERACY:
Arc+, expert
Office Word, Excel. Powerpoint, advanced
Adobe Photoshop, intermediate

COURSES, SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS::
Since 1997, Comprehensive design studio 2&3 (second year undergraduate studies), Faculty of Architecture and town planning, Technion, Haifa, Israel
1998-2010, Yearly lectures at the museology school, Haifa University, Israel
2000, Joint Architecture, a lecture at the Architects' Forum in the House of Architects, United Architects' association, Jaffa, Israel
2001, A lecture at Israel Museum, art teachers' national enriching program, Jerusalem, Israel
2008, Between Architecture and Art, a lecture at the industrial design course, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, the Technion, Haifa, Israel
2009, A lecture and guest tutoring at the architectural fifth year studio, Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
2009 - 2014, Comprehensive design studio 5 (third year undergraduate studies), Faculty of Architecture and town planning, Technion, Haifa, Israel
2010, A lecture in basic design course, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Since 2013, An educational tour to Rome (second year undergraduate studies), in collaboration with Dr. Ron Fuchs, Arch. Yonni Avidan and Arch. Maya Weissman-Ilan, Faculty of Architecture and town planning, Technion, Haifa, Israel
Since 2014, Comprehensive design thematic-vertical studio (third and fourth year undergraduate studies), Faculty of Architecture and town planning, Technion, Haifa, Israel
And more...

SYMPOSIUMS AND ACADEMIC CONFERENCES::
2001, Planning ensemble, a lecture at the faculty of architecture colloquium, the Technion, Haifa, Israel
2002, A lecture at a conference on sustainable architecture, Ktora, Israel
2008, A meeting on green building, lecture and discussion directing, Tuval, Israel
2016, A lecture on the Ein Hod ecological house, Green building convention, Netania and Ein Hod
2017, A lecture on the “Pyramida” center, Town Planning Convention, Haifa
And more...

MEMBERSHIPS & ASSOCIATIONS:
1991, Tav Tarbut u-Sviva (Culture and Environment) association; a non-profit organization, aiming to promote the kinship between man and his surroundings in various aspects: architecture, environmental design, environmental art, ecology and outdoor culture, Haifa, Israel

COLLECTIONS:
1997, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
1998, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
2009, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel
2013, Janco Dada Museum, Ein Hod, Israel

JURY MEMBERSHIPS:
2009, The Artistic acceptance jury of Ein Hod artists' village, Israel

HOBBIES:
Reading

CLIENTELE:
1988 - today, Hecht Museum, Haifa University, architectural design and exhibition design of the new wing and various exhibition halls
1993-1998, Tel Aviv museum of art, Design of the Meyerhoff Art Center, the education wing of the museum, and other works
1999 - today, Israel Government Tourist Corporation, Design of various tourism sites and exhibitions
2000 - 2016, Haifa Municipality, Design of various projects in Haifa cityscape (winter pavillions, light train stops, Pyramida art galleries and workshops center, and more)
2000 - 2011, Haifa University, various architctural design works
2003 - today, Israel Nature and Parks Authority, various design works in historical and nature sites
2004 - 2013, Israel Jerusalem Museum. various design works
1990 - 2015, Israel Jerusalem Festival, various installations, performances and design works
2005 - today, Jerusalem Municipality, "Cafe Tav" Perfomance
1998 - today, numerous private clients (mainly private house architectural desugns)
and more...

WEB SITE:
tavgroup.com

PORTFOLIO URL:
tavgroup.com

REGISTRATION DATE:
2017-07-16 09:04:47

COUNTRY:
Israel

ACCOUNT TYPE:
Agency

Awards received by Tav Group


Cannabis Walls House

Bronze A' Design Award Winner for Architecture, Building and Structure Design Category in 2017
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