Virginia Melnyk

Virginia Melnyk

Clemson, SC, US


Sukkah Shift

Kehilla's Sukkahville 2nd place!

Sukkah Shift, is designed to used standardized card board
tubes. Card board tubes are low cost and made from paper that
can be recycled after use. The tubes are to be arranged in such a
way to make walls, seating and other elements on the floor in side,
and to create and undulating roof that shades, and can view the
stars at night.
The unique form is designed through computer computation. The
design thus is easily fabricated through unitizing its parts. So what
appears to be completely random sizes of tubes are really an
organized system of stacked, repeated and multiplied units. These
can be organized through a system of number and built in parts
off site and assembled quickly on the site for final construction.
Off site the pieces can be assembled with glue and on site a few
bolted connections can make the final assemblage
The “Shift” of the design is the continuous up and down movement
the tubes appear to make, and the scaling in size that they take on
to allow more or less light through. Inside small tubes on the floor
can be used to create shelves, seating, vase for flowers, hooks to
hang photos of loved ones and other objects, and many more uses
that the users may discover.

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Status: Built
Location: Toronto

ceiling detail
ceiling detail
interior detail
interior detail