Sukkah: (Booth)-from sakak: to
weave together or to screen. Interweave
is a playful response to traditional sukkah design, weaving together prescribed
construction guidelines with an imaginative surface system drawn from
traditional basket weaving techniques. Integrating the walls, roof, and table, Interweave contains and screens the
Sukkah visitors much like a basket collects and shelters the harvest. Employing
bamboo rods and non-toxic laminate panels, the eco-friendly structure veils the
conventional sukkah form with a continuous curved surface which spans its walls
Principally composed of renewable resources, the innovative ring laminate system enables easy assemblage and dismantling of the sukkah, while securing the lashing of bamboo members to its interwoven surface structure. The bamboo rods climb down the sides of the sukkah to flank its structure, serving as privacy screens while still enabling free flowing passage within. Seemingly rooted in the ground, the prefabricated system of panels is weighed down by a series of sand filled hollow rings, rising up to sculpt the body of the sukkah while entwining its screened structure in one continuous swoop. Suspended from the roof, the communal dining table which serves as the central hearth of the booth hangs down to strategically shape the bamboo assembly into place while echoing harvest fruit which serve to decorate traditional sukkah designs.
Interweave re-imagines the festival’s long-established roots, traditions, and design constraints, integrating responsible material resources within an innovative surface system to construct a dynamic space of interaction.
In collaboration with: Aaron Kazam
Location: New York, NY