How we work

Arbel Synagogue Project

The Arbel Synagoue at the lower eastern Galilee has a beautiful heart-shaped column but its base is broken and the pedistal needed conservation.

our job was to set the column aside in a controlled manner, remove the old base and pedistel, bring a new stone to replace the broken base, drill in them and thread a strong stainless steel rod into them, strengthen the pedistal chisel the new stone to restore the base, and finally put the column back on top of its new base and ols pedistal.

The column and its broken base

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Step 1: Set the column aside in a controlled manner

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Step 2: Remove the old base and pedestal, and strengthen both

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The new base of the column

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Step 3: Drill and thread a strong stainless steel rod into the new base and the pedestal, and set them back to the column's place

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The shift of the Guttman Fountain

In this project our job was to move the fountain and the mosaic built by Nahum Guttman, rest in peace, at Tel Aviv From Bialik Square to Rothschild Boulevard and to conservate it

The fountain in Bialik Square

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Step 1: Sawing and disconnecting the fountain into 12 horizontal sections, and three vertical sections

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Step 2: Transporting the elements from Bialik Square to a conservation workshop

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Step 3: Conservation

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Step 4: Returning the mosaic to its original height

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Step 5: Drilling

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Step 6: Loading and transporting the elements to the new compound.
Closure of Herzl Street in Tel Aviv.

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Step 7: Preparing the anchors for connection 

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Step 8: Epoxy injection

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Step 9: Connecting the element

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The work is complete

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The Baha'i Gardens in Haifa

Conservation of the archive structure in the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa

The structure of the archive

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Conservation of dozens of capitals

A Work example:

Step 1: Drilling with a diameter of 6.5 mm and a length of 25 cm

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Step 2: Gluing a fiberglass rod

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Step 3: Glueing with Domo

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Step 4:  Support by nylon strap

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Step 5: Drilling and stone completion.

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End result 

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Columns Conservation

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Conservation:

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Stone completion in bonding material:

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The result:

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The porphyry statue of Caesarea

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Our job was to conservate and transport the porphyry statue from Caesarea to Rome for display and return it to Caesarea after half a year

The statue before the conservation

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The statue's throne before conservation

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Pieces of the throne were scattered on the floor

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The statue after the conservation

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The statue's throne after conservation

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Transport of the statue to Italy

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Transport of the throne to Italy

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Transfer by ship from Israel to Rome

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Placing the throne and statue in the "Mercati di Traiano" museum in Rome and stabilizing them

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The statue is ready for display

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Conservation of a kiln's wall at Migdal Afek national park
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While building we had to take into account the exact restoration of the round shape of the structure, one had to be careful of collapsing stones that stood almost without support, use special tools and suitable materials for lifting and placing the heavy stones.
The use was of the original stones that collapsed from the structure.

Stone lifting was done by suitable tools

The Progress of the work 

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A job well done! The stones we have placed prevent a future collapse of the kiln

 
House of Bietar
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Dismantling a stone and returning it to its exact place by gluing and drilling In order to strengthen it - by Fiberglass!

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Cracks

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The conservation process
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Disassembly and completion

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End of process

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Returning the stone by gluing,
Fiberglass Drilling

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Before

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After

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Disassembly and completion in bonding material

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Cleaning and filling the interfaces

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Filling interfaces - for sealing In places

Without an easy access

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Completion with bonding material

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Fiberglass - preparation for covering with bonding material!

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A Job well done

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