Archinect - News 2014-04-16T06:45:11-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/72293759/swing-by-jerusalab-architecture "swing" by JerusaLAB Architecture Archinect 2013-05-01T13:44:00-04:00 >2013-05-01T17:56:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8c758cdlvjsdu5x5.jpg" width="514" height="206" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Israeli practice JerusaLAB Architecture has sent us a tiny but mighty project titled simply, <em>swing</em>: a seesaw penetrating the massive concrete border fence between Israel and Palestine.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9q/9q1210o3qge0swoh.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "The project claims to portray the possibility for peaceful acts in the Israeli Palestinian environment where face to face relationships are absent," designers Elena Mann and Eldar Gantz explain.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pz/pzm2n2v927jeiy93.jpg" title=""></p> <p> "Placing a swing inside a concrete element of the separation wall is an act that requires a blind cooperation and trust. The work suggest a positive romantic view on a conflictual relationship manifested in concrete borderline disorder."</p> <p> <strong>Project Credits:</strong></p> <p> Architects: Elena Mann &amp; Eldar Gantz<br> JerusaLAB Architecture, Jerusalem</p> <p> Elena Mann is an interdisciplinary designer based in London. Eldar Gantz is an architect/artist based in Jerusalem.</p>