Our entry for Sukkah City - a competition held in NYC in 2010 to celebrate the sukkah.
Customarily erected for one week each fall, the sukkah acknowledges the yearly cycle and celebrates the gathering of that which comes from the earth. It also serves as a collective meeting place where individuals come together to eat, drink and share ideas. It is a place that is both protected and vulnerable.
This sukkah is conceived as an intimate communal space composed of bundled recycled/recyclable materials one would find on the streets of New York. The exterior is a sheaf of 365 cardboard tubes tied together by orange construction fencing and pierced by a narrow particleboard passage. The interior volume is a perfect cube of space lined with bundles of the past year’s newspapers for both reading and sitting. The roof of the interior space is composed of open slats of unfinished wood surrounding a central oculus.