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December 14, 2013 | History

Nili Portugali

1948 -

Nili Portugali has been a practicing architect for more than 38 years (born in Israel, 1948). She is a 7th generation descendant of the well-known Berenson family who lives in the holly Galilee city of Safed since the early 19th century and granddaughter of Dr. Nissan Kahan, founder of the Zionist movement in Hungary.
She was a senior lecturer at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Department of Architecture, Jerusalem and was teaching at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, Haifa. She is invited as a guest lecturer to leading universities all over the world. Her work is documented worldwide in books, in the Dictionair De l’Architeture Du xxe Scielle / Hazan Publication France, in professional magazines, in the press and on television.
Her multidisciplinary work in the visual arts & architecture focuses on both practice and theory, closely connected to the holistic-phenomenological school of thought.
Her firm is involved in a variety of projects in urban design, architecture, landscape design and interior design, disciplines she regards as one continuous system. She is a graduate of prestigious 'Architectural Association School of Architecture' (A.A.), London. She did post graduate selected studies in Architecture and Buddhism at the University of California, Berkeley, worked and participating in research with Prof. Christopher Alexander at the ‘Center for Environmental Structure’, Berkeley. She did selected postgraduate studies in film at the Tel-Aviv University.
She has won prizes in competitions. Her work was exhibited in the Venice and San Paolo Architecture Biennale. She is invited as a guest lecturer to leading universities all over the world. She published many articles on architecture and her work is documented in professional magazines, in the press and on television.
Her first book: The Act of Creation and the Spirit of Place: A Holistic-Phenomenological Approach to Architecture was among the 23 books of the year selected by the Royal Institute of British Architects (R.I.B.A) International Book Award (Launched at Harvard, MIT, Europe & China).

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