"We go through life being immensely influenced by our built environment yet never stop to ask if it could be better suited for us and our very personal needs" - MZ
We are an international architecture and innovation lab based in Tel Aviv specializing in diverse human experience in the built environment. We plan and research equality driven architecture and design inspirational structures with people in mind, emerging from analysis and true understanding of the ever changing nature of the world we live in. We strongly believe in sustainability, urban sociology and equality driven ideas. ZISO is an action partner of the UN SDG's, promoting gender equality awareness in architecture and urban design. To find out more click HERE.
We exist at the intersection of Architecture, Innovation, Space and Human Equality. The built environment has an effect on our behavior, choices and feelings, therefore designing future architecture with equality in mind can maximize the human experience and performance on earth and in space.
ZISO was founded in 2017 by Architect Michal Ziso, who is also a Space Architect, a trailblazer by dealing with social and psychological diversity aspects. A visionary architect practicing for almost a decade in Israel and NYC, she has extensive experience in skyscrapers and urban renewal projects.
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Michal Ziso is a two time TEDx speaker (TEDxISU International Space University, Strasbourg, France + TEDxJaffaWomen, Tel Aviv, Israel), frequent lecturer and mentor at academic institutions, organizations and creative tech companies such as ISA - Israeli Space Agency, Ramon Foundation, UNOOSA, Explore Mars, Parsons School of Design, Wix and more. She's a graduate of the Architecture & Urban Planning Faculty at the Technion - Israel's Institute of Technology and the Politecnico di Milano, and is an ISU (International Space University) Space Studies Program Alumni.
With a mission to create a built environment in space and on earth that fits the needs of its diverse users to ensure not only a surviving but thriving human society, Michal is actively raising awareness for gender and human equality through work with international organizations such as Global Citizen, UN Women, UN SDG global and SDG Israel. ZISO was chosen to be part of the 10 top global initiatives fighting for gender equality by the UN SDG Action Campaign of 2019.
As a mentor to young individuals, especially young women, at various forums such as UNOOSA Space4Women, ProWoman organization and ISE (Israel Startup Experience), Michal promotes courageous creative thinking, innovation through extreme conditions and encourages all to become passionate change agents.
Architectural Design / Architectural Consultation / Creative Direction / Experience Design / Space Architecture / Public Speaking / Creative Collaborations / Mentoring
- Parsons School of Design
- College for Creative Studies
- INHOUSE Real Estate
- Ramon Foundation
- Israeli Space Agency
- International Space University