A desert solar neighbourhood in Sde-Boqer, Israel

Y. Etzion

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A desert solar neighbourhood, the first in its kind in Israel, was designed by the Desert Architecture Unit of the J. Blaustein Institute for Desert Research. This project became feasible mostly due to the fact that the Unit is an academic research body, and that the future residents of the neighbourhood are people who already live in Sde-Boqer and are familiar with the desert. A special effort was made in the design of the neighborhood to respond to questions of orientation, solar rights, circulation, building clustering and the relation between open and closed spaces.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)105-111
Number of pages7
JournalArchitectural Science Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1990


  • Desert
  • Israel
  • Solar energy
  • Urban design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture

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