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Sep032010

Sukkah City Update

The list has been out for a few weeks and I would just like to say congratulations to all the winners of Sukkah City. For those of you that haven't seen the list of winner yet:

Dale Suttle, So Sugita, and Ginna Nguyen - New York, NY
Gathering

Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan - Long Island City, NY
Fractured Bubble

Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello - Oakland, CA
Sukkah of the Signs

Kyle May and Scott Abrahams - New York, NY
LOG

Peter Sagar - United Kingdom
Time/Timeless

tinder, tinker - Sagle, ID
Shim Sukkah

Matthias Karch - Berlin, Germany
Repetition meets Difference | Stability meets Volatileness

Matter Practice - Brooklyn, NY
Single Thread

Volkan Alkanoglu - Los Angeles, CA
Star Cocoon

Bittertang - Brooklyn, NY
Bio Puff

SO-IL - Brooklyn, NY
In Tension

THEVERYMANY - Brooklyn, NY
P.YGROS.C / passive hygroscopic curls

I look forward to seeing all the winning entries, and was both surprised and excited to see so many local firms make the final cut. Although I was not involved in the concept design and have only done a minimal amount of work on the entry by Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY I came on board just in time to gear up for its construction. Things are in their final stage now, and I think that the end result will be well received. To my knowledge only two projects have been unveiled so far, the first...

Gathering, by Dale Suttle, So Sugita, and Ginna Nguyen - New York, NY

 

The Second being Marc's entry pictured below...

Marc Fornes of THEVERYMANY LLC New York, NY

(If anyone is interested in helping construct the project for THEVERYMANY we are looking for extra hands, please contact me for me info) 

 

.XNOT

XNOT was a collaboration between Morgan Reynolds, Ravi Raj and myself with the of exploring both the historical, conceptual, and physical constructs of the Sukkah as a temporary for of architecture.  We will be retouching a few of the drawings before I post them, but until then here is a sample image.

XNOT by Ravi Raj, Morgan Reynolds & John Becker

Full write-up and images on their way.

Reader Comments (4)

I can't wait to see the in-depth project analysis and drawings John. That's an interesting project partnership as well. Congrats to you three on your work!

09.3.2010 | Unregistered CommenterMalika

Thanks Malika, as soon as we make a few changes I will post the whole project. The partnership went great, and I hope to work with them again soon.

09.3.2010 | Registered CommenterJohn Becker

Did you ever post more on this? I'm curious. Thanks.

10.18.2014 | Unregistered Commentermyriam

The xnot sukkah city project was posted on this site below:
http://www.becker-arch.com/architecture/sukkah-city/
And theverymany's sukkah was posted on their site. I have a brief rundown on my behance site found here.
https://www.behance.net/johnbecker

Thank you for your inquiry.

10.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Becker

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