Kemper Art Museum | St.Louis | 2014
Awarded by an open national design-build competition, Super Sukkah is a temporary pavilion that reconsiders the traditional Jewish Sukkah as a 21st century phenomenon. The brief called for a space that exists between absence and presence, thus this design imagined the Sukkah as a three-dimensional shelter with a distinct day and night presence. During the day, the Sukkah subtly merges with its surroundings while at night, interior illumination gives it an emphatic figural character. The geometry is developed to generate a form that uses a minimal amount of material to create a maximal amount of space--a structurally interconnected volume whose surfaces continuously change in scale and orientation to enhance the effects of reflection and illumination.