Sukkah City Austin

Entry for 2013 Sukkah City Austin Architecture Competition


Sukkah City Austin was an architecture competition for a unique design of a historical typology that was hosted by the local AIA chapter of Austin, TX. A Sukkah is a temporary structure built for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. It is traditionally topped with branches and is associated with harvest or Judaic themes. Our design used the concept and a structural whole developed out of similar components that have strength when attached together. The structure was gathered by thin wooden strands that both cinched the structure together and gave a metamorphic nod to branches and the idea of harvest.