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Sukkah City: An Architectural Take on an Old Tradition

Sukkah City: An Architectural Take on an Old Tradition
Courtesy of oxbowlakefilms.com
Courtesy of oxbowlakefilms.com

Each year, Joshua Foer, author of the bestseller Moonwalking with Einstein, would celebrate sukkot (a traditional Jewish holiday) with his family by building a sukkah, a small temporary shelter that acts as a reminder of the Jews' plight after being expelled from Egypt. Years later, he co-founded a competition to challenge architects to consider the holiday from a designer's point of view. Sukkah City, a documentary on the competition, follows a couple projects through their inspiration and construction. Read more about it here.

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Cite: Katherine Allen. "Sukkah City: An Architectural Take on an Old Tradition" 05 Oct 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/433671/sukkah-city-an-architectural-take-on-an-old-tradition/> ISSN 0719-8884
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