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Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
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MIDRASH SUMIYA

Midrash Sumiya is a synagogue situated in the Real Sumiya compound in Jiutepec, Morelos in Mexico.
Midrash has been built with the underlying concept of natural lighting in mind. The temple’s interior creates a warm discourse between light and shade owing to its spaciousness, wall apertures and suspended ceiling. 
The interior architectural design has incorporated various modifications to fully favor the isoptics and acoustics of the space. These include lighting features, openings in the walls and its own floated ceiling, in addition to ensuring the building’s back wall has been insulated to prevent sound reverberation. The ground plan’s holistic design set out to achieve the perfect isoptic, so that everyone can have a view of the ground floor, where all the religious ceremonies are carried out on a platform, and where the hejal is kept (the closet or chest which houses the Torah scrolls).
The sloping roof ensures that the air circulates properly inside the temple, whilst also allowing
for rainwater capture, so this can be used for other purposes within the building.
Autochthonous materials from the region have been used for its construction: wood, stucco,
marble, clay and glass, all of which comply with the site’s regulations and typology. The
architectural design of the building is split-level. It also has a lobby that can be used for
different activities, a semi-detached flat with a terrace for the rabbi, an outdoor terrace and
garden, as well as other areas used for workship.

 

 
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Status: Built
Location: Morelos, MX

 
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
Photographer: Luis Gordoa
First floor
First floor
Longitudinal Section
Longitudinal Section
Second floor
Second floor
Top plan
Top plan
Transversal section
Transversal section