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Midrash Sumiya – Migdal architects in Natural Lighting Concept



Midrash Sumiya – Migdal architects in Natural Lighting Concept,

Midrash Sumiya – Migdal architects in Natural Lighting Concept

Midrash Sumiya – Migdal architects in Natural Lighting Concept

Midrash Sumiya – Migdal architects in Natural Lighting Concept

Midrash Sumiya – Migdal architects in Natural Lighting Concept

Midrash Sumiya – Migdal architects in Natural Lighting Concept

Sumiya Midrash is a synagogue located in the whole Real Sumiya, in Jiutepec, Morelos, Mexico. the main concept of the Midrash is based on the natural lighting. Due to its amplitude, the openings in the walls, as well as the floating deck, a warm language of light and shadow is generated inside the temple. The architectural design of the interior included various adjustments that promote widely the system isoptic and acoustics of the site, such as cajillos, holes in walls and the own floating deck as well as a wall at the bottom of the enclosure which has insulation treatment to avoid sound bounce.

With the integral design of the plant was proposed to achieve the perfect isoptic, way to appreciate by full floor, where there is a platform that develop religious ceremonies, and the hejal, the closet or Cabinet where the Torah scrolls are kept. The inclination of the roof helps turn the proper circulation of air inside the temple, and also allows to capture rainwater, same that is used for other functions of the site. Materials originating in the area, wood, stucco, marble, clay and glass were used for its construction which complies with the regulation and typology of the site. Architecturally, the programme is developed on two levels. It has also a lobby that serves as a multi-use area; an apartment house with terrace, to the Rabbi; outside terrace and garden, as well as other areas intended for worship.

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