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Buki Zucker, the architect, who designed the interior of Czech House Jerusalem.

Buki Zucker, a renowned Israeli architect whose buildings are found in different parts of the world. In 1968, he graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, however, he already received the attention of the world's media two years earlier because of saving rare monuments in Florence, Italy, affected by devastating floods. In 1971 he established his own architectural studio, which has designed dozens of buildings and interiors not only in Israel but also in Poland, Romania, Spain, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Morocco or North America. In 2018 he also designed the Czech House in Jerusalem. Buki Zuker believes in clean, simple and straight lines – a design that conveys a sense of simplicity without adornment. He looks for ties to the past, preservation of remnants from the construction site combined with modern materials. Buki emphasizes the use of suitable materials, for example, the right kind of stones in a hotel built for pilgrims in the Galilee, such as opaque or translucent glass that allows for proper lighting, thought of the durability of materials in public areas so that the buildings will remain beautiful over time. Buki also loves being “hands on” and goes over all the details of the project.

Buki Zuker cooperates with many renowned studios, designers, and companies, for example with the studio of the artist Chihuly or with the Czech company Lasvit.