Architecture: Faculty Person

Jack D.Weiler

Bodek Moti, Arch.

Bodek Moti, Arch.

Moti Bodek is an Israeli architect, the owner of the firm Bodek Architects based in Tel Aviv, and a senior lecturer at the Architecture department in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.

Moti Bodek was born and grew up in Haifa. He served in the Israeli security forces from 1979 to 1985. In 1989 he graduated with honors from the department of Environmental Design at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design Jerusalem, and in 1990 he earned his B.Arch. degree from the Faculty of Architecture in the Technion, Haifa. From 1987 to 1993 Bodek worked at the Avraham Yasky architectural company at Tel Aviv, while also in 1990 founding his own firm, Bodek Architects.
In 1991 he began teaching at Bezalel, and in 1995 he received his M.P.A degree from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA. From 2001 to 2004, Bodek served as deputy head of the Architecture Department at Ariel University. Currently he is a senior lecturer and the Head of Lecturers Organization at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Bodek was one of the founders of staff organization boards at higher education institutions, and also served as Deputy Chairman.

Bodek engaged in the research, design and construction of buildings and projects based on high skills in techniques of manufacturing and construction. These structures demonstrate innovation and engineering courage inspired by natural systems with reference to constructive systems, functional and formal parameters, and to methods of original and inexpensive construction. His work belongs to the contemporary developing discipline of biomimicry (imitation of life), which seeks to find an effective and sustainable solutions to the design and technological challenges of today by learning and imitation of the principles, the forms and the ecological processes in nature.

Selected projects
Eilat Sports Center
Tiberias Football Stadium
Tel Aviv University Sports Centre
New neighborhood near Beersheba River Park
Two pedestrian bridges, Ashdod
Sea Sports Centre & Sailing Club Eilat
Synagogue, Be'er Ganim near Ashkelon
Bikur Holim Hospital, Jerusalem
The Russian Embassy house on Rothschild Boulevard, Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv Central Bus Station

Biomimicry - Architecture influenced by systems of nature, Exhibition of Buildings & Projects by Architect Moti Bodek. International Week, FHP University of Applied Sciences, freiLand Potsdam Germany. 12-16 May 2014.
BIO-DESIGN: HYBRID FABRICTIONSׂ. Group Exhibition. Master's Program in Integrated Design, Research Gallery, Design Faculty, HIT Holon Institute of Technology, Israel. 28 April-19 May 2015