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Temporary festival structure using recyclable building components

This small construction project explores the reintroduction of the ancient phenomenon of “Sukkahs”, temporary structures, biblical in origin, ostensibly used for one week as a dwelling during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot.

The basic principles of the small structure as an ephemeral, translucent and not fully enclosing hut are taken up in the Shim Sukkah as a wooden structure relying on one material and construction element – prefabricated stacks of cedar shims.

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“Next Generation” prize examines complexity of material, light and thermal effects
“Sustainable construction in microcosm and as a theoretical object” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2011 for Region North America
Project Details
Providence, RI, USA
David Getty
Main Author
David Getty
Rhode Island School of Design, USA
Matthew Jacobs
Further Author
Matthew Jacobs
Rhode Island School of Design , USA
"Next Generation" 2nd prize 2011
North America
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