If you go to Hotel Sharon, situated on the waterfront in Herzliya, Israel, you won't see any trace of the beautiful, raw, modernist hotel, first built there in 1947. It was designed by Zeev Rechter (1899-1960), one of the leading architects working in pre-Israel at that time. He pioneered and promoted the methods of Le Corbusier, and was the first to practice what later came to be a part of the Israeli architectural fabric. This building marks the late phase of mitigated modernist, practiced in the region, and was completed on the eve of the foundation of the State of Israel. All photographs courtesy of Rechter Architects.