Winner of Sukkahville Toronto Competion 2012
Nested Sukkah is an exploration of the optical and spatial potentials of a figure nested inside of another figure. The exterior form of the Sukkah is a distorted white box with a single opening in each of the five exposed surfaces. The gem-like interior figure is made of five red conical surfaces that are linked to the five openings in the exterior box. Both the interior and exterior figures are made of 3” wide slat walls. The exterior slats and the interior slats are on an alternative rhythm that allows the interior and exterior slats to interlock at each opening in the exterior box. The offset and interlocking of the two slat wall systems allow the two distinct figures to merge and co-exist as one. Whether viewed from the exterior or the interior, one is always aware of the presence of the other figure. As one moves around the exterior of the Sukkah, a mysterious red figure is always present. While inside the red conical figure, walls direct your view up, down and towards the horizon through the opening in the white box that encases the gem-like interior. Nested Sukkah is an architecture that forces you to look at it and the world around it through a new lens.