(1890–1954). Israeli architect of Austrian birth. He experimented with Expressionism before emigrating to Palestine in 1925 where he worked briefly for Baerwald. His severe architecture, influenced by De Stijl and Purism, suited the kibbutzim, for which he designed many buildings. He also designed private houses as well as the Megiddo Hotel, Haifa (1930s). His restaurant at the Tel-Yosef kibbutz (1933), with its two cubes colliding at an angle of 45° seems to herald aspects of Deconstructivism.
From A Dictionary of Architecture and Landscape Architecture in Oxford Reference.