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.
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 and Francesca Pozzi