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KOSHO / Studiometrico

KOSHO / Studiometrico
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New York’s Sukkah City competition was a great success, as both the winning entries and the other proposals developed creative and thoughtful spaces. Check out Studiometrico’s proposal for the competition which is more of a do-it-yourself sukkah. People can build their own space using a triangular module that folds over itself to provide a sheltered condition. Interested in the actual construction of the sukkah, the studio built a 1:1 scale prototype to test its feasibility and decided to present the idea to the Citizens of New York by telling the story of how it was built once upon a time, in a hypothetical place, by three imaginary boys.

More images and information about the sukkah, including a short video after the break.

KOSHO from Lorenzo Bini on Vimeo.

Symbolically, the generating image behind the sukkah is the star of David which is the superimposition of the two equilateral triangles.   Turning the triangles into a three dimensional form produces an octahedron, a polyhedron with eight triangular faces. This light and transportable, low-cost methods meets the rules and regulations listed in the competition brief, and also provides a small, but comfortable, space.

“KOSHO is a symmetrical polyhedron built through the juxtaposition of modular elements, but when perceived from different angles and in diverse light conditions, it appears as a dynamic and articulated structure. As the eye moves around, a multitude of slanting trajectories between the earth and the sky reveals the essence and the meaning of the construction,” explained the designers.

© Studiometrico
© Studiometrico


Lorenzo Bini,

Iacopo Boccalari,

Claudia Brunelli,

Francesca Vargiu

Lorenzo Bini,

Iacopo Boccalari,

Alberto Clerici

studiometrico and Francesca Pozzi

Video: KOSHO from Lorenzo Bini on Vimeo.

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Cite: Karen Cilento. "KOSHO / Studiometrico" 11 Sep 2010. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884
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