Sukkah of Light
Gui Nunes, Stephen Seldin, Slava Balasanov
Sukkah of Light
“The design is in the moment, not the room”- Thomas de Monchaux.

As the sun falls and the streets of New York begin to glow, the Sukkah becomes an experience of light. A long screen-wall reacts to movement by projecting the inhabitant’s silhouette, and another gives off light from bellow. The structure of the grid walls and roof responds to the six inch by six inch pixel of the screen. The arced steps of the plaza merge with the Sukkah and create a new place to rest while an open arrangement of walls allows the freedom to move without necessarily stopping. The space is permeable and is characteristic of movement in union square. At the moment of dusk the interplay of shadows of the overhead grid becomes an illuminated frame to the night sky. The eye is drawn up through the flow of angles and a wood roof that bends upward toward the stars.

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