Golders Green, London NW11
Succah – a booth for dwelling in over the Jewish festival of Succot
An existing balcony was utilised to create a purpose-made dismountable oak enclosure, fully glazed in safety glass, with an extendable yellow canvas canopy as a roof. As required by Jewish Law, the canopy needs to be retractable so that the succah can be exposed to the sky above.
Drainage of the internal floor was achieved by removing the existing bitumen-covered concrete balcony slab, and replacing it with yellow cast-iron self-draining floor panels.
The whole structure was designed to be dismountable, to be stored in a dry place during the rest of the year.
Construction took place in 1993.