Bauhaus architecture makes for stunning buildings
Tel Aviv is a gorgeous example of the Bauhaus style at work.
The city of Tel Aviv, Israel, is home to the world's largest concentration of Bauhaus architecture: 4,000 buildings that comprise a melting pot of German, Belgian, Italian and Israeli creativity. Remarkable for its asymmetry, bold shapes and ribbon windows, the area of Tel Aviv known as the "White City" offers something deliciously elegant and daring in the sleek, minimal, white buildings of the Bauhaus style.
The white color of the buildings was chosen not only for its minimalism, but also to reflect the heat due to the desert climate. Some of the buildings are even raised on pillars that allow the wind to blow under and cool the apartments. In Israel, the Bauhaus style means flat roofs rather than the slanted ones found in Europe in order to provide a common area where residents can socialize and enjoy the cool, evening climate. Not only is it efficient and practical, but the Bauhaus style is also eye-catching. Here are a few of the coolest examples you'll find in Tel Aviv.
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