Tenzin Mochoe, Drew Manahan
We are proposing a design that highlights the paradoxical nature of the Sukkah. The rigid bend-plywood outer structure is transformed into a soft inner fabric wall. The sudden shift in materials provides an element of surprise for those who enter the structure. Transparency is carried out from the roof to the edge of the wall. As result, the line between interior and exterior space is blurred. The Rattan roof is constructed by random weaving until the desired form and light filtration is achieved. It is then hung form the three cross bars. The unpredictable flow of the woven Rattan roof floods the Sukkah with intricate shadows. Once inside, the tilted fabric wall pushes the eyes upward towards the sky. The outer honeycomb structure is held together by the bend tubes that run through the individual pieces. They can be easily assembled and dissembled making it ideal for temporary structure. However, when put together the outer walls give the Sukkah a sense of permanence. While remaining within the boundaries of the traditional sukkah constraints, the combination of carefully selected materials allowed us to redefine Sukkah design.