Masters in Architecture & Philosophy
Tel Aviv University
Thesis topic: [Topo] Philosophy - The Spatial thought of Deleuze and Guattari.
Natanel graduated from the Tel Aviv University Azrieli School of Architecture and he is currently based at Tel Aviv University's Department of Philosophy. His research - [Topo] Philosophy - focuses on the spatial thought of French philosophers Maurice Merleau Ponty and Gilles Deleuze.
Natanel's interests lie in the nexus of architecture and philosophy. His work attempts to establish a new interrela¬tionship between contemporary architectural practice and theory and contempo¬rary philosophy.
Natanel's architectural work has won multiple awards including the AICF Award of Excellence.
He is currently collaborating with R&Sie(n) Architects, Paris and Teaching Final Year Studio at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Department of Interior - Building and Environment Design, Ramat Gan, Israel.
His work has recently been displayed at the Tinguely Museum, Basel, Switzerland; Le Laboratoire, Paris, France; NAI, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Van Amsterdam University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; École nationale supérieure d’architecture, Paris, France; Koln University, Germany; Domus Academy in Milano and Genova,Italy; and in journals such as Log (AnyCorp), Haaretz and more.
Natanel is currently completing his M.A. thesis. In the near future, additional international academic publications will be published. Natanel intends to continue his academic journey toward a Phd, in parallel to practicing architecture.
A Personal Perspective:
In Natanel's words: "….The Azrieli Fellowship has great value not only in terms of financial generosity; it creates a strong, scholarly presence that encourages and enables the process of articulating new ideas in an experimental environment. As a Fellow in this prestigious program, I was able to broaden the scope of my research and establish collaborations in Israel and abroad …"
• Natanel Elfassy & Daniel Zarhi. "A Sense of Space," Haaretz - weekend magazine (June 4, 2008). (Hebrew)