Or Aleksandrowicz


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    I am an architect, researcher, editor, and translator. I graduated from the Azrieli School of Architecture at Tel Aviv University in 2002, and hold a master’s degree in Building Science and Technology from TU Wien (2012) and a doctorate in Technical Sciences from TU Wien (2015). My doctoral study focused on the history of building climatology in Israel and its complex relationship with Israeli architecture by combining quantitative evaluation methods of building performance and historical writing.

    My main research interests are varied and include:

    • Urban microclimate
    • Bioclimatic building design
    • Building performance simulation
    • History of modern architecture and urban planning
    • History of building science and technology
    • Digital Humanities

    I am also the head of the Big Data in Architectural Research Lab at the Faculty.

    My latest research involves indoor monitoring of diverse performance indicators of advanced building envelopes, empirical monitoring of outdoor climatic indicators, big data analysis of spatial and climatic factors using geographic information systems, and the history of building technologies in Israel. My book Daring the Shutter: The Tel Aviv Idiom of Solar Protections (with Israel Architecture Archive, 2015) recounts the technological history of shading devices in Tel Aviv.

    Since 2006, I am the editor-in-chief of Architectures series at Babel Publishers, a long-standing Hebrew book series on architecture and town planning. During that time, I translated and edited the Hebrew editions of seminal works like Venturi, Scott Brown and Izenour’s Learning from Las Vegas, Koolhaas’ Delirious New York, and Banham’s The Architecture of the Well-tempered Environment.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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