David Zacharie

One Square Kilometer

Advisor: Eran Lederman


The Old City of Jerusalem covers about one square kilometer and holds many complexities, both material and human. The project is a study that sets out to decipher time and place through elements borrowed from the world of the Jerusalem stone, the most characteristic and prevalent object in the city. What does local identity look like? How can you define time through matter? And what happens when time implodes into the material?

All these questions were channeled into a set of glasses that draws on the amalgamation that exists within the walls of the Old City.