The Israeli Community of Volos regrets to announce that Matthias Kones passed away on March 23, 2024, in Beersheba, Israel.

M. Kones was born in Volos on March 23, 1947, where he grew up. His parents were Moses and Rosa Kone. His brother is Leon Kones. The family moved to Athens and he studied at the School of Architecture of the National Technical University of Athens. He graduated in 1971. He was an active member of the Jewish Youth. After his service in the army he went to Israel, where he completed his master's degree at the Haifa Technion in the field of "Ecological Urban and regional Planning".

He married Vitti Rosenzweig and they had three children, Moshe, Raz and Itshak. The family residence is in Beersheba. His brother Leo, an architect with his family also lives in Israel.
From 1976-1979 he was a researcher at the Jacob Blaustein Desert Institute.

In 1979 he was a research associate and graduate student instructor at Carnegie Mellon University. From 1981-1986 he taught Ecological Architecture at the Bezalel Academy of Arts. Since 2005 he has been a professor at Sapir College in Sderot on the topic of green architecture. Since 2015 he has been a lecturer at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

Until today he maintained the company Kones architects /ecotectura as a freelancer and has produced numerous and important projects in the field of green architecture and ecological urban planning.

He was a visionary, an active pacifist and loved both his homelands very much.

I.K. Volos