Sukkah 2000 / 5760
Sukkah designs by prominent architects


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Stanley Tigerman

BIOGRAPHY: Stanley Tigerman received both Bachelor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degrees from Yale University, and has held faculty appointments at the University of Illinois and the Art Institute of Chicago. Among is projects are the Dearborn Park South residential development, the Hard Rock Cafes of several U.S. cities, the EuroDisney Master Plan of Paris, and the Chicago Bar Association Headquarters.

LOCATION: Tigerman McCurry, Chicago, Illinois

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STATEMENT: Designed by Stanley Tigerman in association with Susan O'brien, assisted by Rich Laird.
Materials are bamboo, poplar, paint, manila rope, and steel fasteners.
Design of a Sukkah According to The Book of Seasons: Chapters 4, 5, 6, Laws Concerning the Booth. Additional Criteria: Chapter 7, Paradox of Messianic Age.
4.1.1 The booth's height is 37 handbreadths and its area is 256 handbreadths. The booth is valid.
4.2.1 The booth has four walls at right angles to each other
4.2.2 Each wall is more than one handbreadth wide.
4.2.3 Each wall is provided with "The shape of a doorway" as defined in the laws concerning Sabbath as 2 upright reeds - one at either side - with a horizontal reed above them that need not even touch them. The booth is valid.
4.3.1 The booth has four walls at right angles to each other.
4.3.2 The reeds from the covering do not extend past the interior of the cube, therefore the exterior of the cube is the exterior of the booth. The both is valid.
4.4.1 The walls are attached to the roof of the booth and end less than three handbreadths from the ground.
4.4.2 Where parts of the wall do not reach the covering of the booth, the gap is less than three handbreadths between the wall and the roof.
4.4.3 There is no suspended partition within the booth. The booth is valid.
4.5.1 There is no tree being used as a partition in the booth.
4.5.2 The partitions/walls of the booth can withstand a normal land breeze. The booth is valid.
4.6.1 The booth may be entered on the first day of the festival, unlike a booth erected in a tree or on a camel's back, because one does not have to climb a tree or mount a riding beast to enter.
4.6.2 The booth is not partly formed by trees so may be entered on the first day. The booth is valid.
4.7.1 The booth has a roof that is neither walls joined together in the manner of a cone-shaped hut not the top of a booth wall resting against a house wall.
4.7.2 The booth has more than one single handbreadth square of roof. The booth is valid.
4.8.9.10 The rules regarding creating booths using existing structures are not applicable for the booth herein.
4.11.1 The rules regarding creating booths using corners of a house roof with four additional poles are not applicable for the definition of the booth herein
4.12.1 The booth walls have more open space than boarded space, and have four doorways. However, each door is less than ten cubits wide. The booth is valid.
4.13.1 The inside height of the booth is less than twenty cubits. The booth is valid.
4.14.1 There is no platform erected in the booth
4.14.2 There is no pillar erected within the booth. The booth is valid
4.15.1 The inside height of the booth is more than ten handbreadths. The booth is valid.
4.16.1 The walls of the booth are made of bamboo, rope and steel. Anything whatsoever is fit to serve as the wall of the booth, for all that is required is a partition of some kind, even if it consists of a living creature. The booth is valid.

Five.1 The roof covering of the booth consists of bamboo, natural fir rope and twigs.
Five.1.1 The materials for the covering have been grown from the soil.
Five.1.2 The materials for the covering have been detached from the soil.
Five.1.3 The materials for the covering are not susceptible to ritual impurity.
Five.1.4 The materials for the covering do not have an evil odor
Five.1.5 The materials for the covering do not continually shed leaves or wither. The booth is valid.
Five.4.1 The booth covering has not been pounded or carded. The appearance of the bamboo and twigs is unchanged and do the bamboo and twigs are regarded as being grown from the soil.
Five.4.2 The rope used as part of the covering consists of the bast, rushes or the like, so may be used because the material has not altered in appearance and the ropes are therefore not utensils. The booth is valid.
Five.5.1 The booth covering does not consist of female arrow shafts which are receptacles and therefore susceptible to ritual impurity. The booth is valid.
Five.6.1 The booth covering does not consist of reed mats made to lie on.
Five.6.2 The booth covering does not consist of reed mats which are rimmed and are, therefore, the equivalent of a receptacle. Even if the rim is removed, the mat should not be used, for now it is equivalent to a fragment of a utensil. The booth is valid.
Five.7.1 The booth covering is not made from planks more than four handbreadths wide. The booth is valid.
Five.8.1 The rules regarding creating booths using existing roofing structures are not applicable for the definition of the booth herein.
Five.9.1 The booth is made in conformity with the law because it is made to provide shade, even though it was conceived by a non-practicing Jew and a fallen Catholic.
Five.10.1 The twigs used as the booth covering are not bundled or tied. The booth is valid.
Five.11.1 Any branches that are used are naturally formed bunches and therefore not bundles. The booth is valid.
Five.12.1 The booth does not use a tree to form the covering. The booth is valid.
Five.13.1 The booth covering does not have an area greater than three handbreadths square consisting of the mixture of an unsuitable substance with a suitable mixture. The booth is valid.
Five.14.1 The booth covering does not have an area greater than four handbreadths square in the middle of the roof consisting of an unsuitable substance. Neither does an unsuitable substance lie farther than four cubits from the wall. The booth is valid.
Five.15.1 The booth falls under the definition of a large booth which has an area seven handbreadths square covered by a valid booth covering.
Five.16.1 The total area of the valid booth covering exceeds the total area of open space or invalid booth covering. The booth is valid.
Five.16.2 The width of the open space or invalid booth covering is nowhere as much as three handbreadths wide. The booth is valid.
Five.17.1 The occupants of the booth may spread a garment on the covering or ground and may hang food and utensils from the covering only if is to beautify the booth.
Five.18.1 Decorations are not to be hung four or more handbreadths distant from the covering. The booth is valid.
Five.19.1 The covered area exceeds the open space in the booth covering. The booth is valid.
Five.20.1 The booth covering has no single space three handbreadths square of greater. The booth is valid.
Five.21.1 The booth is lightly covered in order that large stars can be seen through the covering.
Five.21.2 Part of the booth covering is higher than the other part, but the distance between the upper and lower levels is not as much as three handbreadths. The booth is valid.
Five.22.1 There is no additional booth erected on top of the booth. The booth is valid.
Five.23.1 One may not sit fully under the table for, since the table is more than ten handbreadths high, this is analogous to a booth within a booth.
Five.24.1 There is no canopy. The booth is valid.
Five.25.1 The booth, if stolen or borrowed is valid.
Five.25.2 The booth erected in a public domain is valid.

Six.5.1 One's finest utensils, drinking vessels, bedspreads, and candelabrum shall be hung on the walls inside the booth.
Six.5.2 One's eating vessels shall be hung I the walls outside the booth. The booth is valid.

Six.8.1 The table is fully within the booth. The booth is valid.
Seven.1.1 The booth is to be erected in such a way that the steel cube is facing directly east while the bamboo cube is facing directly towards Jerusalem, a shift of five degrees, recognizing the shift that has occurred in the faith because of the differentiation of orientation between the epoch of The Temple (East), and the epoch of the synagogue (orientation 5 degrees ESE toward Jerusalem), the schism of which is cleaved by the Christian Messianic Age. The cubes are interdependent with one another to form a valid booth.



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