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Date

3-1980

Description

Designed by Erich Mendelsohn, the Weizmann house was built in 1936 as a private home for Dr. Chaim Weizmann and his wife Dr. Vera Weizmann. Both being scientists, they chose to build their home next to the Daniel Sieff Research Institute, which is now known as the Weizmann Institute of Science. The dwelling was modeled to adapt to its surrounding environment, culture, and climate.

The walls are extremely thick and consist of many layers. In the center of the home, there is a large, spiral staircase that protrudes from one of the outer walls to give a tower effect. Three rectangles make up the base, all with entryways to the center courtyard which contains a beautiful garden and a swimming pool.

Notes

http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/chaim-vera-weizmann-grave

http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/chaim-vera-weizmann-grave

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moshe_Ziffer

http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/weizmann-house-erich-mendelsohn

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This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Creator 2 Dates

1887-1953

Creator 2 Role

Designer

Subject Headings

Housing -- Israel -- Rehovot; Dwellings -- Israel -- Rehovot; The Weizmann House (Rehovot, Israel);

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Rehovot

Keywords

Weizmann House, Rehovot, Israel, dwellings, homes

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