Barre-Levie Architects LTD is an Architecture and Urban planning office located in the heart of Tel-Aviv. Its' professional infrastructure and system is well experienced.  Since its establishment in 1984 and as part of its personal and professional development, the office has gone through significant changes and processes, which contributed to its well-known and proven recognition as a well-established firm. The firm includes a staff of 35 workers. 

Eden Barre

Anat Levie Barre

 

 

Barre-Levie is an architectural and urban planning office located in the center of Tel Aviv. The office has. partners, Eden Barre and Anat Levie-Barre. They direct the varied professional activities of the office, in the fields of building design and urban planning. The partnership covers various aspects of the architectural profession, from integrating analysis of the urban planning, professional and economic aspects, to achieving artistic creativeness in many fields. The office staff, consisting of 14 professionals, architects and technicians, work together as an integrated team, in close cooperation with. variety of consultants in different fields, while maintaining. high standard of professional communication. The office benefits from an integrated work process that is productive, varied and creative.

The office activities include. very wide range of project design at all levels of planning, starting with the National Council of Planning and Construction, through projects under the supervision of the various District Planning and Construction Committees, to the level of the regional and local committees. Furthermore, our activities cover. wide range of professional applications and considerations, from the first stage, relating to zoning and building rights on the land, through identification and choice of the best use of the land, including future building rights, through the urban planning level, to building construction and detailed design for implementation.

This sequenced process, starting from the first concept level and concluding with the actual construction, ensures proper design, compatible with the social and environmental factors, and results in the fast and correct advancement of the project, including maximum economic benefits for the developer. The office has carried out projects in most regions of the country, from high-density urban introduction concentrations to semi rural, rural and heavily wooded areas, and open spaces.

The office has gained expertise working with a variety of public organizations and authorities, such as the Ministry of Housing and Construction, the Israel Land Authority, municipalities and local councils. The varied activities carried out with the above organizations include large-scale projects. Many of these projects are highly complex, involving variety of systems and infrastructures,. variety of requirements and interests, and. mixture of uses. In addition to these complex projects, the office also deals with unique projects with non-standard specifications. As an example: the planning of educational communities in Kibbutz Ravid and Kibbutz Eshbal, and work with the religious community, which has its own special needs and requirements. Many construction methods have been employed for the different projects, both conventional methods, which are commonly used in the profession, and also industrial and prefabricated methods.

Our office has expertise in all the above methods, and applies the one that is most compatible with the unique conditions of. particular project. the office emphasises the importance of an atmosphere conducive to team work, in order to create the proper consensus for the planning process. This is true at all levels, including the integration of the relevant consultants engaged from the start of the planning process. The planning is focused on. multi dimensional process, related from the early stages to environmental, social, economic and marketing aspects, linked with aspects connected to design, such as form, material, color and texture. The object is to create planning that produces high quality architecture at. reasonable cost. the emphasises is on architecture as culture, related to both the local and the global culture. At the local cultural level, an effort is made to base the design on the local landscape heritage, while adapting it to current requirements and taking advantage of current technological and economic advances. This is an attempt to integrate the local heritage into the modern era, in order to reinforce the local culture as part of globalization. alongside its main architectural work, the office of Barre-Levie pays due attention to the academic world and the importance of maintaining ties with it.

Architect Eden Barre was formerly faculty member in the Haifa Technion, as an associate senior lecturer in the Architecture and Urban Planning department. In this capacity, he monitored students in fifth year project presentations that summarize their design studies. Later, he became. member of the panel that judges the final-year projects at Tel Aviv University.

The fields of interest of Architect Eden Barre in the academic world are focused on "architectural language ," industrial building construction, and the relationship with the local Israel culture. Anat Levie Barre is. graduate of the Art Faculty at Tel Aviv University, in the Cinema and Television department. The field of visual design constitutes. major part of her architectural practice. Her past work includes illustration. for journals and painting.