Gather: The Sukkah of Sticks
Sukkot, like most Jewish holidays, is a time for gathering. While we no longer gather the first fruits to bring to the Temple, we come together in the sukkah to celebrate with family and friends, and appreciate nature in temporary dwellings. Our proposal emphasizes this notion of gathering through its organization, as it allows its users to assemble on the inside, while the aggregated natural materials make up the envelope. These units are spaced to allow light and views to permeate the structure in our interpretation of this traditional, temporary sanctuary.
Drawn from the experience of a forest, our sukkah provides shade during the day, shelter at night, and a sense of comforting enclosure, yet exposure to the natural surroundings. Exploring the ideas of transience and permanence, our sukkah is designed for visitors passing through, or people gathering, sitting, and dwelling within.
Partner: Sara Shalam
Above: Perspective of sukkah during the day