TEL AVIV VIEWS 2013
SHULMAN'S documented buildings have been altered +/or neglected over the years. 3 Mapu St. was restored by architect/ conservator Naor Mimar in 2012. The video SHULMAN'S 1930's TEL AVIV ARCHITECTURE features his architect/son Uzi's points of view on his father's attitudes to the fate of this work.
"3 MAPU ST. (1935) - The way monumentality is introduced into this simple block of flats is illuminating, in that it shows that monumentality is not only a matter of size. The feat is achieved by a series of extreme decisions. Firstly the walls are treated as separate planes + surfaces. They do not support anything. They look like the sides of a box, weightless; in principle they could be opened or dismantled at will. Secondly, the strip windows cut into the walls are also extensions of the balustrades. Furthermore, the wall extends down to act like a brise-soleil. Then the volume is cut + broken in two, one part raised half a story... The composition is cubist + precise." - Nitza Metzger-Szmuk Dwelling On The Dunes- Tel Aviv Modern Movement + Bauhaus Ideals
SHULMAN'S DOCUMENTED BUILDINGS
1933- 57 NACHELAT BENJAMIN ST. / 1934- 8 DOV HOZ ST. + 34 NACHMANI ST. / 1935- 31- GRUZENBERG ST. + 106 DIZENGOFF/FRISHMAN + 21 NACHALAT BENJAMIN ST. / 1935-36- 26 GORDON ST. / 1937- 3 MAPU ST.