The Great Synagogue of Jerusalem

Year Built: 1982

Location: Jerusalem, Israel

Architect: Alexander Freidman

The Great Synagogue of Jerusalem is important, and you are aware of that from the moment you see the building. Lines and blocks build up and up to impress its importance, but Friedman's design is also thoughtfully laid out. To strong vertical supports frame many vertical windows in quick succession, which are under a large lintel which is slightly cleaved by another block. The facade interlocks to provide multifaceted points of visual interest.