23.9.10

Sukkahs For Sukkot- Sukkah City NYC



The Jewish holiday of Sukkot is a time to celebrate the harvest season.
Traditionally, during this seven day period, families build temporary dwellings to commemorate the time of wandering that the Jews endured for 40 years, after their Exodus from Egypt.

Often times sukkahs are decorated using food that is harvested in Israel during this time.
Every year NYC holds an art and architecture competition called Sukkah City in Union Square Park.  The winning entry will stand in the park over the seven days.



These are photos of three of the twelve finalist

These last two did not make it to the finals but I like them. 
The Amber Clouds project is made using beeswax and envisions protecting its inhabitants in an ethereal glow, emanating from 4-1/2 beeswax walls-
I would imagine it would smell amazing and I love the concept.

The last one is along the lines of what I think most sukkahs look like.

To see more of these structures and the source of all photos visit: Sukkah City

Thanks for visiting: Ren Lady Of The Arts

24 comments:

Lady Grey said...

That first one is really cool : )

dotblogg said...

Hey Ren!
I absolutely love the first one!it can be great inspiration for an architect to design a building like that,I would love to see that projects in NYC :) have a happy Sukkot celebration:)*
J.

msihua said...

Oh wow! That's amazing... I love the third one!!!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm going to go out now and see if they are still up. I'm going to be in New York on Saturday, would love to see this. My daughter's best friend in in architecture school right now, gonna send her the link. thanks.

Krystal said...

that is so cool, how i would LOVE to see that!

britni @ Antika Moda said...

Very interesting! They are so cool looking

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Wow, those are incredible! What some people can dream up and make happen...

XO
Lenore

le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Very interesting. Thanks.

Claudz said...

Wow!! These are some amazing creations!

Stacey said...

I have to move to NY! Such design and architectural goodness! I agree the last one mimics the design of a Sukkah best, but i love them all! xx

Jude said...

I especially love that first one! But they are all amazing (thanks for extra Sukkot info too! Enjoyed that :)).

Housewife Bliss said...

this is a fab post, am off to share it on twitter.

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Interesting that I just saw some structure today that looked like something alongthe lines of those pictured above, but I am sure it had nothing to do with this holiday. Interesting. Hummmm

Dancing Branflake said...

This is amazing! I have never heard of Sukkah before- thanks for giving us this info. Seriously amazing.

Nuit said...

wowza!!! impressive! x

affectioknit said...

Those are amazing - I just read about them in 'The Year of Living Biblically' - and think that's an awesome way to commemorate/remember the wandering time...

sherri said...

The amber clouds one sounds fantastic, love the description and the idea of thinking about how it would smell! Sukkah City - who knew. Well, you, obviously.

litlstrawberry said...

Ah, those ART is so arty...and those three finalist's work is awesome. I always love to see the aesthetic side of all kinds of architecture even though they look sometimes very awkward. Again, art is very subjective and everyone would have his/her own interpretation. ^^

The fish? I love Ahi tuna and I always have to dip in soy sauce and lots of "wasabi".....love the spicy way of enjoying them.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and I enjoy yours very much too.

Just followed your blog and hope you have a great day.

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Indie.Tea said...

They're all pretty amazing, or at least I think so.

juliette said...

I love this post! Sukkot is one of my favorite Jewish celebrations. One year I was studying in Jersusalem during this festival and was able to witness people carrying palms through the streets and building their sukkahs out on balconys and in courtyards. It was so beautiful seeing them all lit up at night!

Lovely World said...

Oh, I like this post. Our Sukkah is pretty traditional. Wooden structure that we cover with vines and other plant materials we find in the garden and woods. I really like that second photo down of the one with the tall roof...thinking about making a mini-version of this in fabric. Cutting out all those little shingles and stitching them on...it is so me.

Mo Pie, Please said...

These are absolutely amazing!

à la Modest said...

Amazing!! I love that first structure.

My Little Space said...

These are so COOL! Love the first one.
Kristy

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