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.
This project incorporates the mapping of the the exodus into patterns that articulate the surface and act as a narrative device to describe the transient nature of that period.