Architect Joseph Cory



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Specializing in innovative design, and committed to sustainability, architect Cory is the founder of Geotectura office that provides creative and practical architectural solutions to social and environmental challenges.


Born in 1971, Joseph Cory earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Israel Institute of Technology in 1998, where he subsequently also earned a master's degree and PhD in Architecture.


From 2008 till 2017 Professor Cory was a faculty member at the Department of Interior-Building and Environment Design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design.


In 2008 Cory founded Geotectura studio, which promotes sustainable design throughout the world.


Joseph Cory's sustainable projects received worldwide recognition in publications, exhibitions and awards.



Awards



Finalist in the Israel Design Award 2019 in two categories


Finalist in the AEC Excellence Awards 2018


1st prize in the AEC Excellence Awards 2017


Longlisted in the WAN Sustainability Award 2017


3rd prize for a 45,000 sq.m. Hotel 2017


Finalist in the Israel Design Award 2017


1st prize in the AEC Excellence Awards 2016


Longlisted in the WAN Adaptive Reuse Award 2016


Commended by the jury of the WAN Facade Award 2016


The Israel Design Award 2016


Winner in the Urban Shade Competition 2014


Finalist in the Israel Design Award 2014


1st prize in the Architectural Competition for the Mate Yehuda Regional Council and Theater 2014


1st prize in the Architectural Competition for the Shenkar Workshops and Galleries Buildings 2014


2nd phase runner-up in the Israeli Pavilion Competition, Milano EXPO, 2013


1st prize in the Bait veNoy Competition - Small Scale Award 2013


1st prize in the Bait veNoy Competition - Large Scale Award 2013


4th place in the China Solar Decathlon 2013 Competition (2nd place in Architecture, 1st place in Hot Water, 1st place in Energy Balance), 2013


Yaakov Rozen Environment and Sustainability Award 2013


2nd prize in the Kfar Saba's Country Club Competition 2013


Winner in the Design Competition for Environmental Sculpture 2012


Finalist in the INDEX:Award - Design to Improve Life 2011


Winner in the Bet Hatfuzot Sukka Competition 2010


3rd prize in the Project of the Year Award in Israel 2010


Two times winner in the World Architecture Awards 2009/2010


Honorable Mention in the Design with Nature Competition 2009


Finalist in the "Feel Planet Earth" Cifial Design Prize 2009


Finalist in the Well-Tech Award for Technological Innovation 2009


1st prize in the Architectural Competition for Tel Aviv University's Porter School of Environmental Studies 2008


2nd prize in the Um el-Phahem Art Museum Competition 2008


Two times Runner-up in the Metropolis Next Generation Award 2007/2008


Finalist in the "What if New York City..." Design Competition for Post-Disaster Provisional Housing 2008


Runner-up in the RE:Vision Design Competition 2007


1st prize in the Drawing Water Challenge Competition held by Arup 2007 


1st prize in the Project of the Year Award (Conceptual) in Israel 2007


Honorable Mention in the international Lisbon Ideas Challenge Competition 2006


Finalist in the international WebForTheFuture Award 2006


Finalist in the international Bauhaus Award 2006


3rd prize in the international Shinkenchiku Residential Design Competition 2005


2nd prize in the ‘Free Architecture’ Competition, 2004



Exhibitions



Israel Design Award, Tel Aviv


Ecological Ripples, The Munio Gitai Weinrob Architecture Museum, Haifa


Urban Shade in Israel, Design Museum, Holon


Ecological Ripples, Tel Aviv


Green Thoughts, Jaffa


Green Shenkar, Tel Aviv


Israel Design Award, Tel Aviv


Solar Decathlon Competition, Datong


Fresh Paint 5, Tel Aviv


INDEX:Award - Design to Improve Life, Helsinki


Autodesk-Omnitech Exhibition, Airport City


INDEX:Award - Design to Improve Life, Copenhagen


Holon Municipality Competition, Holon


Bet Hatfuzot, Tel Aviv


Stella Marris Competition, Haifa


EcoHouses Boulevard, Tel Aviv


Bezalel Expo, Jerusalem


WATEC 2009 - Water Technologies, Renewable Energy & Environmental Control Exhibition, Tel Aviv


The Van Leer Institute Competition, Municipality Building, Jerusalem


Collaboration with Nature, Seoul Museum of History, Seoul VISIONS,


Beyond Media - International Festival for Architecture and Media, Florence


40/40, Migdalor Gallery, Jaffa


Feel the Planet Earth, Lisbon


Well-Tech Award, Isimbardi Palace, Milan


Building for Bouwkunde, NAI Rotterdam, Rotterdam Architectural


Knitted Surfaces - Digital/Physical, Shenkar College, Ramt Gan


Architectural Planning Competition for the Umm el-Fahem Museum of Contemporary Art - Final 6, Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv


Additions - Architecture along a Continuum, The Israeli Pavilion, The 11th International Architecture Exhibition (The Venice Biennial), Venice


Sustainable Architecture by Joseph Cory, Music and Environment Happening, Ramat Negev


Architectural Planning Competition for the Umm el-Fahem Museum of Contemporary Art, Gallery of Contemporary Art, Umm el-Fahem


Elements of Thought: Geotectura's Work, ZeZeZe Architecture Gallery, Tel Aviv


Urbanopolis, Musée de la Civilisation, Quebec


Green Building Competition, WATEC conference, Tel Aviv


Futures of Cities, IFHP World Congress, Copenhagen


Project of the Year Award in Israel, ZeZeZe Architecture Gallery, Tel Aviv


Visionary Treehouse and Bamboo Designs for Ecological Living, Kassel / Guangzhou / Beijing / Lima


Drawing Water Challenge Exhibition, New London Architecture (NLA), London


The 4th international Bauhaus Award Exhibition, Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, Dessau


High-rises within Existing Urban Fabric Exhibition, Holon / Jerusalem


Shinkenchiku Short-listed Exhibition, The World Sustainable Building Conference, Tokyo


'Free Architecture' Exhibition, Dome, Tel Aviv


Design in Urban Space Exhibition, Jerusalem Theatre, Jerusalem


The Rabin Square Competition Exhibition, The Engineers and Architects Building, Tel Aviv