When the team at Abrahams-May Architects (Scott Abrahams & Kyle May) were selected as finalists in Sukkah City 2010 they turned to JOHNHOUSHMAND to engineer and construct their ambitious, glass encased, 18-foot structure: “LOG”.
Sukkah City 2010 (organized by Reboot, the American Institute of Architects, Architizer, Dwell, the Union Square Partnership, and the City’s Department of Parks & Recreation) is an international opportunity for architects and designers to re-imagine the traditional Jewish Sukkah Hut – used for eating, sleeping, and celebration during the week-long festival of Sukkot.
Over 600 entrants from 43 different countries submitted their inspiring ideas on how to modernize the rules of Halakah, Jewish Law – which allows a Sukkah to be built in a tree, on a wagon, or out of a living elephant! Of the 12 winners selected by Thom Mayne (The New Yorker) and Paul Goldberger (NYU), “LOG” represents a true marriage between the beauty of nature and the warmth of the indoors.
If you would like to view this airy, counterintuitive masterpiece, head on down to Union Square Park, NYC on Sunday, September 19th or Monday, September 20th from dawn until dusk.