I will refrain from pimping it here too hard, being a member of the sponsoring organization, a friend of the triumvirate of visionaries who put it together and a (limited) advisor on the proceedings (publishing division), but let me nonetheless urge you to visit SukkahCity
, both on the Web and in its physical manifestation in Union Square Park, starting Monday.
The such, a (green!) temporary structure erected to celebrate the Jewish harvest festival, is an ideal form for an experimental architectural competition. What with this crap economy, it also happens to be a good time for a competition, as evidenced by the more than 1,400 entries to this one. At a preview
out in Gowanus earlier this week, I was especially impressed with the pneumatic "Bio Puff" from Brooklyn's own Bittertang — a throwback to what the late Marc Dessauce dubbed the Inflatable Moment
. The rendering, above, is kind of somber, but the real thing is of clear plastic with a definite 60s/70s vibe. Check 'em all out.