Sukkah City — an open design competition that asked participants to radically reinvent the ancient sukkah — has announced its 12 winning designs for “temporary buildings.” As New York Magazine explains, the “bulbous and bristling huts…built out of rattan, grass, wire, cardboard, hemp, and wooden slats” will be erected in New York City’s Union Square over the weekend, and will be on display through October 2. Six hundred entrees from 43 countries followed a detailed set of rules, including “at night, one must be able to see the stars from within the sukkah,” and, “the roof must be made from something that once grew in the ground, and is no longer attached to the earth.” Click through to view the winners.
Fractured Bubble by Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan.
This sukkah is made of plywood, marsh grass and twine. The sukkah “separates inside from outside with a thin, permeable membrane,” write the designers. “Outside is the world of everyday life. Inside one gathers with loved ones. Together you look out to the world to find it fresh again, transformed.”