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Ramot Polin Apartments, Jerusalem, Israel

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Polish-born
architect Zvi Hecker’s experiment in multi-unit residential construction is not
as well known as the Habitat housing Moshe Safdie designed for Expo 67 in Montreal, but at 720 units is much larger. It was also an exercise in using prefabricated
components, at least in the first two of its five phases. With its crazy
pentagonal design, the Ramot Polin Apartments resemble a housing project for
honeybees.

Behind the
Scenes:
This highly
unorthodox complex was commissioned by the Israeli ministry of housing
specifically for highly orthodox Jewish families.
—Karrie Jacobs

World's Strangest Buildings

Ramot Polin Apartments, Jerusalem, Israel

Polish-born
architect Zvi Hecker’s experiment in multi-unit residential construction is not
as well known as the Habitat housing Moshe Safdie designed for Expo 67 in Montreal, but at 720 units is much larger. It was also an exercise in using prefabricated
components, at least in the first two of its five phases. With its crazy
pentagonal design, the Ramot Polin Apartments resemble a housing project for
honeybees.

Behind the
Scenes:
This highly
unorthodox complex was commissioned by the Israeli ministry of housing
specifically for highly orthodox Jewish families.
—Karrie Jacobs

Israel images/Alamy

World's Strangest Buildings

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