abrahams may architects: log abrahams may architects: log
sep 16, 2010

abrahams may architects: log

‘log’ by abrahams may architect all images courtesy abrahams may architects

abrahams may architects has been selected as one of the 12 finalists in the sukkah city 2010 competition. their entry will be built in union square, NYC on september 19, 2010. entitled ‘log’, the project addresses the scale of the typical s’chach roof found on sukkot.  typically the s’chach roof is an assemblage of branches, small sticks, and other plant material. ‘log’ exaggerates the scale of these members into one piece that is able to provide shade for the inhabitants. as a means of showcasing this element, the walls become four pieces of 1 inch thick glass, with no other columns, so the ‘log’ foundation floats above. the two programmatic devices: a table and a candle, are elegantly hung from above.

above all, the design shows a simplicity of concept, impeccable craft, and a restraint against excessive assemblages.

exploded view of ‘log’

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