URBAN BOREDOM 

TEL AVIV UNIVERSITY | B.ARCH THESIS PROJECT

“Is the contemporary city like the contemporary airport - all the same ?”  Rem Koolhaas - The Generic City, 1995

Diversity is a key element that Tel Aviv needs in order to develop into a Global City. Therefore, the project analyzed the characteristics of the urban boredom of a typical Tel Aviv neighborhood, thus discovered that the gaps between the building and the back yards are the first basis for change and diversity.

Urban Boredom is a homogenous and monotonous urban space. The scope of the space could vary from a street, neighborhood and even a whole city. It is characterized by vast, unused and neglected open spaces and large scale of “repetition” and “generality” (Gilles Deleuze) in its urban elements. In urban boredom the built environment won’t effect my daily route and wont stimulate me for wandering around. (Psycho geography, Guy Debord)