Thursday, April 17, 2008

Wexler Studio Week - Gardening Sukkah

Here is the Wexlers' Gardening Sukkah. My sukkah knowledge is indecently poor but fortunately they explain that it is a "ritualistic house erected at harvest time to celebrate the bounty and give thanks". For one week a year, the family gather here to eat. For the rest of the year it's a great shedlike atmosphere for storage and other gardenbased activities. Note the extending floor joists which mean the whole thing is moveable. Kitchin utensils are next to gardening tools to emphasise the connections between their functional and sculptural forms. And as ritual requires, the roof is decorated with tree branches and herbs from the garden. This is one of my favourite shedlike structures of 2008.

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