Sukkahville Design Competition Winning Exhibition: ‘Hegemonikon’ / Christina Zeibak and Daphne Dow

Courtesy of Christina Zeibak and

As part of the Sukkahville Design Competition in , organized by the Kehilla Residential Programme, Christina Zeibak and Daphne Dow were selected as winners for their ‘Hegemonikon’ exhibition. The seat of the soul which rules and guides all the others, the project is considered to exist within the heart of all living things. The complete development of the human Hegemonikon comprises absolute rationality; it chooses action according to reason. This philosophy was the foundation and inspiration behind the design concept of this project. More images and the designers’ description after the break.

Courtesy of Christina Zeibak and Daphne Dow

The Sukkah is simply fabricated from a stack of plywood, spaced apart and hollowed, allowing enough transparency to be inclusive yet enough density to create a sense of being. This design captures the juxtaposition between the simplicity of the plywood and the complexity of the void. As per the Hegemonikon philosophy, once you enter the space, you have left your past: it offers a space in the present where one can mediate upon their future and reflect upon their experiences.

Cite: Furuto, Alison. "Sukkahville Design Competition Winning Exhibition: ‘Hegemonikon’ / Christina Zeibak and Daphne Dow" 26 Oct 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 27 May 2015. <>
  • Bao

    damn it man!It’s a copy of our work!!!!The only difference is that this one do not have a dynamic facade!!check ours at:
    We should have participated in this competition!

    • Barbara R.

      to Bao -Who could tell what y’all made. It just shows a bunch of people running around clapping their hands. The object was so dark and had blinking lights. Big deal!

      Christina and Daphne’s Sukkah design was extremely aesthetic and functional.