At the Jerusalem Design Week 2021, art duo Weinberg & Ben-Ami invited visitors to escape on a flight to nowhere with an interactive installation called ‘TAKEOFF’. The project merged fantasy with reality and played with the desire to travel more than a year after the outbreak of coronavirus.
An interview published in Archinect concerning our final thesis project as part of Thesis Review, which is a collection of conversations, statements, and inquiries into the current state of thesis in academia.
"Charles Weinberg & Shai Ben Ami win the First Prize of the 'Drawing of the Year 2017' Competition, organised by the Aarhus School of Architecture with their drawing entitled The One Day Unit."
By Charles Weinberg and Shai Ben-Ami
Charles Weinberg and Shai Ben-Ami showcase an imaginary flight filled with endangered species at the 'Nature Awakens' exhibition in Tel Aviv, and ask who is 'the wild': man or nature?
Charles and Shai Ben Ami went through nine airports in eight days, and built a giant physical model of an airplane cross-section. A year later and following the Covid19 pandemic they still ask how architecture can bridge the gap between physical and virtual spaces.