LOG: It's big, it's heavy, it's a Sukkah



By: CULTURE STAFF  
Published: September 21st 2010
in Culture » Art

LOG
Pic: JOHNHOUSHMAND

The Sukkah, a traditionally boring structure used for celebration during the festival of Sukkot, got a makeover at Sukkah City 2010, an international design competition for architects and designers to modernize the Sukkah. 

 

Held at Union Square Park in New York City, Sukkah City 2010 had over 600 entrants from 43 different countries.  12 winners were selected by Thom Mayne of The New Yorker and Paul Goldberger of NYU, one of which is “LOG” created by the JOHNHOUSHMAND team for Abraham-May Architects.

 

The “LOG” structure took 20 men, a 3 ton crane and over 6 hours of labour to install.  This magnificent Sukkah is encased in glass with an 18 foot Log as the roof. 

 

The voting polls are now closed and the winner will be announced shortly.  The winning design will be displayed in Union Square until October 2nd.



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