Links to my work

Ben Gurion University of the Negev – BGU Energy Initiative
Sustainable Architecture Projects
Environment responsive construction must be adapted to the constraints of the specific geo-climatic region in which it is built. Israel presents numerous challenges in this respect due to its extreme climatic variations. A number of research projects have focused on the most extreme of these regions, the Arava deep valley, which is characterized by a hyper-arid climate. Different construction systems and envelope details were monitored under real conditions and their upgrading potential is being estimated by thermal simulations through a rigorous parametric study. (Cicelsky, 2010; Golding, 2010)