Sukkah 2014: Journey

Date: 2014

Client: Beth Tzedec Congregation, Calgary

Primary Investigator: Jason Johnson

Collaborator: Shaul Osadchey

Project Budget: $6000

Project Design/Build Team: Max Senini,
Kailey O’farrell, Thiago Bueno,
Caitlyn Bidochka, April Battenfelder

Funding Agencies: Beth Tzedec Congregation







Project Description: Each year since 2012 a team of students has worked with the Beth Tzedec Congregation to design and build a sukkah.  A sukkah is a temporary hut constructed for use during the week-long Jewish festival of Sukkot. Students spend a semester designing an building the project in consultation with local Rabbi Shaul Osadchey.  These projects are part of a series of projects that seek out local communities interested in supporting design research in the area of computation and digital fabrication techniques.

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