31.12.2011 05.Tewet. 5772 Wajigasch
Ram Karmi doesn't care what you think about his renovation of the Habima Theater. Its purpose isn't to connect with the street, he declares, but rather to act as a monument to the arts.
Architect Ram Karmi has designed no small number of important, or successful, buildings in Israel. But in his eyes the renovation of Habima Theater in Tel Aviv may be the most successful project he has designed in his long career, he says.
"I managed to build a special atmosphere and to create a transition from the everyday to the festive," says Karmi. "That is the role of this building and that is also the role of culture – to elevate you to another world. I look at Habima and it is beautiful in my eyes, and besides, I never got such compliments in my life."…