Project 27

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway, 2015

Aluminium, HDPE, Polyester
Installation view

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Photo: Brett Boardman, 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway, 2015

Aluminium, HDPE, Polyester
Installation view

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Photo: Brett Boardman, 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway, 2015

Aluminium, HDPE, Polyester
Installation view

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Photo: Brett Boardman, 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway, 2015

Aluminium, HDPE, Polyester
Installation view

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Photo: Brett Boardman, 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway, 2015

Aluminium, HDPE, Polyester
Installation view

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Photo: Brett Boardman, 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway, 2015

Aluminium, HDPE, Polyester
Installation view

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Photo: silversalt photography, 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway, 2015

Aluminium, HDPE, Polyester
Production installation view

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Photo: Dan Perez, 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur
Sway, 2015

Aluminium, HDPE, Polyester
Production installation view

Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation
Photo: Dan Perez, 2015

Sack and Reicher + Muller with Eyal Zur are a recently formed three-partner-plus-designer architectural collective based in Tel Aviv. Sway, created for the third iteration of SCAF’s Fugitive Structures series, signals the traditional structure of the sukkah with its characteristics of temporality, transience and hospitality. The sukkah commemorates Israelite temporary structures which served as dwellings in their 40 year journey from slavery in Egypt to freedom in The Promised Land.

‘We wish to address issues of transience and temporality. The Fugitive Structures pavilion, like many such structures, is primarily a temporary structure and we therefore believe that it should not be built to last. Sway suggests an alternative to costly modes of temporary architecture, which are mostly slow to construct, and demanding in their use of materials and resources.’ – Matanya Sack, Uri Reicher, Liat Muller and Eyal Zur.

Fugitive Structures is an annual series of invitation-only competitions aimed at emerging and mid-career architects who are asked to design a small-scale temporary pavilion for SCAF’s Zen garden. The series is presented in partnership with major architectural firm BVN and is intended to be an annual celebration of experimental architecture.
The series has so far included:

Matanya Sack and Uri Reicher founded the research and design studio Sack and Reicher in 2012 in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. Their work explores the potential for new relationships to form between people, based on their engagement with specific sites and their surroundings. Sack and Reicher’s activities range from temporary interactive installations to public policies and analysis; from buildings and open spaces to regional urbanism and infrastructure.

Liat Muller is a founding member of m a t t e r, an architecture studio which places emphasis on the integrating and re-interpreting of materials drawn from various disciplines, and examining the role of materiality in the memory of site and place.

Eyal Zur is founder of Studio Nomadity, a Tel Aviv- based studio focusing on wearable solutions for the modern nomad. Zur believes our increased mobility has brought about a need for newly researched and cross-disciplinary approaches to the development of fabric technologies.