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
Step 1: Set the column aside in a controlled manner
Step 2: Remove the old base and pedestal, and strengthen both
The new base of the column
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
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
Step 1: Sawing and disconnecting the fountain into 12 horizontal sections, and three vertical sections
Step 2: Transporting the elements from Bialik Square to a conservation workshop
Step 3: Conservation
Step 4: Returning the mosaic to its original height
Step 5: Drilling
Step 6: Loading and transporting the elements to the new compound.
Closure of Herzl Street in Tel Aviv.
Step 7: Preparing the anchors for connection
Step 8: Epoxy injection
Step 9: Connecting the element
The work is complete
The Baha'i Gardens in Haifa
Conservation of the archive structure in the Baha'i Gardens in Haifa
The structure of the archive
Conservation of dozens of capitals
A Work example:
Step 1: Drilling with a diameter of 6.5 mm and a length of 25 cm
Step 2: Gluing a fiberglass rod
Step 3: Glueing with Domo
Step 4: Support by nylon strap
Step 5: Drilling and stone completion.
Stone completion in bonding material:
The porphyry statue of Caesarea
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
The statue's throne before conservation
Pieces of the throne were scattered on the floor
The statue after the conservation
The statue's throne after conservation
Transport of the statue to Italy
Transport of the throne to Italy
Transfer by ship from Israel to Rome
Placing the throne and statue in the "Mercati di Traiano" museum in Rome and stabilizing them
The statue is ready for display
Conservation of a kiln's wall at Migdal Afek national park
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
A job well done! The stones we have placed prevent a future collapse of the kiln
House of Bietar
Dismantling a stone and returning it to its exact place by gluing and drilling In order to strengthen it - by Fiberglass!
The conservation process
Disassembly and completion
End of process
Returning the stone by gluing,
Disassembly and completion in bonding material
Cleaning and filling the interfaces
Filling interfaces - for sealing In places
Without an easy access
Completion with bonding material
Fiberglass - preparation for covering with bonding material!
A Job well done
The mosaic at the Tel Aviv Philharmonic
Our Job was to move the Mosaic from Sde Dov airport to this wall at the Palace of Culture in Tel aviv
We uprooted the mosaic and preserved it
Assembling the mosaic on a wooden surface
Connecting all the parts of the mosaic to one piece