Ohad Sorek

Ohad Sorek is an architect, a Master's student at Tel Aviv University's Azrieli School of Architecture, and a lecturer at Bezalel Academy. Ohad’s research examines “Hebraic architecture” – a term he has coined to propose a new branch in architectural theory. In order to understand the scope and unique characteristics of this proposed "paper architecture", Ohad reads Jewish traditional texts, attempting to extrapolate paradigms and develop original stances in relation to contemporary architectural discourse. Ohad relies on autonomist and occasionally utopist Jewish legal texts ("halacha") and rabbinical interpretation and lore ("aggadah"), as opposed to historical or archaeological sources, adapting them to conventional architectural medium and discourse, in order to lay down guidelines for further research in this field.