Nevis Isaj, Chicago, IL

Artist Statement

Klezmer music is often played during the celebration of Sukkot. Among other instruments this type of music makes use of the accordion. This sukkah draws inspiration precisely from the movements of an accordion. This way it retains cultural relevance and incites geometric and architectural interest. Its geometry is thought as an evocation of the space created as a result of the contraction and expansion movement cycles of the instrument. It consists of a series of frames cut by CNC machinery and a soft shell made of bamboo. The spacing between the bamboo creates the necessary shade during the day and allows for enough transparency at night.