sack and reicher

e: studio@s--r.co  _  t: +972 (0)584 842 284  _  a: Frenkel 43 Tel Aviv-Jaffa, 6606901, IL



Gestures between shelter and expanse, sites and surroundings, re-culturing and re-wilding, technology and perspectives, land and horizon, the enclosed and the open.

The spaces and territories in which we live are changing: housing and economic pressures, conservation and global warming, political spatial justice and equity.

Mainly, our work aims to explore the possibilities for new relationships between people, based on these changing lands.

Our techniques are structural, spatial, ecological. The approach is always political, historical, mythical.

the studio


We are a research and design studio based in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Projects range from temporary interactive installations to public policies and analysis; from buildings and open spaces to regional urbanism and infrastructure. The studio team includes architects, landscape architects, urban planners and parametric modelling specialists working together on every project. Interior, interactive and industrial designers are often an integral part of the team. Clients include the Arab and Jewish municipalities, private clients, government and non-governmental organisations.

As we believe that architecture has a social role, we regularly initiate communal projects and research, such as the first swimming centre for the Negev Bedouins.


Matanya Sack is an architect and landscape architect. She was awarded a Bachelor of Architecture from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem, in 2005, and Masters in Advanced Studies in Landscape Architecture from the ETH in Zurich.  She was the recipient of the American Society of Landscape Architects Award of Excellence in 2009 for her work at the ETH.

Between 2009-2013 Matanya co-led the "City/State" final thesis unit at Bezalel. In 2014 she founded "LandBasics" - the final thesis program at the Department of Landscape Architecture at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. The studio addresses fundamental issues in the Israeli landscape space, and proposes new visions through landscape tools.


Uri Reicher is an architect. He graduated with Honours from Bezalel in 2005. Between 2006 - 2011 he worked for Foster + Partners in London. As an Associate, he led the design of cultural campuses and mixed-used towers, in Moscow, Shanghai and more. Uri specialised advanced sustainable architecture, focusing on envelopes, concert halls, and exhibition spaces.


Shiri Biran, landscape architect

Rachel Dilmanian, landscape architect

Gagu Eshet, architect and urban planner

Eliane Sack, research and development

Dor Schrier, paramteric modelling

Shlomit Wartenburg, architect




we are currently looking for

architects  _  advanced 3d and parametric modelling skills

landscape architects

planners  _  gis and strategic planning experience



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selected works

public spaces, open and enclosed

Sway  _  2015  _  with Liat Muller and Eyal Zur

Swimming Centre for the Negev Bedouin community  _  ongoing

Tourist Centre in the Jerusalem mountains  _  ongoing

station on a promenade, Tel Aviv-Jaffa  _  2014

bridge and garden  _  finalist proposal  _  Israeli Pavilion  Expo 2015 Milan  _  2013  _  with Liat Muller

YORKREATIVE  _  shortlisted proposal  _  York Guildhall renovation  _  2011  _  with CASA UK and ESC

the court and the hall 2  _  2011

studies for highway service areas  _  2010

public spaces, open

Malkyia Mill  _  ongoing

"South Garden", Beer Sheva  _  ongoing

Open Spaces for Performance Arts Campus, Jerusalem  _  ongoing

Haetrog Garden, Jaffa  _  ongoing

Coastal Promenade  _  under construction

Desert Ecological Park  _  ongoing

building the distance  _  CERN, Route de Meyrin  _  2011  _  with Takehiko Iseki and  Jason Bruges Studio

episodes landscape  _  2010

a street production  _  2010

a discovery of view  _  2006

a mound and a plain  _  2004  _  with Megama

homes, interiors, exteriors

hanging gardens for a tower  _  ongoing

pieces for an interior  _  2014  _  with matterarc

an extension  _  2011

regional urbanism

Beer Sheva, south  _  ongoing

Beer Sheva, north  _  ongoing

Kiryat Gat, west  _  ongoing

Ramat Hasharon, west  _  ongoing

Kfar Saba, north  _  ongoing

Toraan, north  _  ongoing

Tiberias, west  _  ongoing

Gessi Cohen urban renovation  _  2014

Yarkoni Penninsula, Tel Aviv-Jaffa  _  2014

Jerusalem Government and Cultural Quarter  _  2014  _  honours prize

Switching Trajectories  _  Award of Excellence, ASLA  _  2010


territorial continuities  _  ongoing

vision for a regional technological education centre  _  2013

TAMA 35: analysis and strategies  _  2006


moveable feasts  _  2015

musical landscape  _ 2010

research  _  education

LandBasics, Technion  _  2014 - ongoing

South - City/State, Bezalel  _  2009 - 2012

Mapping Israeli Landscape, Technion  _  2011

research  _  present

looking at the land  _  2015

working for a reflection  _  2014

stations on a plain  _  2013

Southern Exposure, Abitare  _  2013

a re-industrialised city  _  2012

The Production of Open Space  _  2005

research  _  past

"Landscape Servicing Building: Landscape Design in Hospitals"  _  2011

"Space-Light-Movement: the Israeli Venice Pavilion"  _  2011

ZEEV  _  Exhibition  _  2010

The Plan  _  2010

The Rechter Archive  _  2004