Khor I is a breathtaking temporary theater that was inspired by a walk in a bamboo forest. The calming wooden construction was designed by Netherlands-based collaborative group TAAT, and it is crafted from slender pieces of timber that have been assembled vertically to form a layered pyramid shape.
Architect Berg Horemans of TAAT said that the Khor I theater is designed to be intimate yet open to the public. The space was established to invite guests to create their own performance by reading from wooden cubes. These are based on Buddhist prayer wheels that spin around, reflecting the way Buddhist worshipers rotate the prayer wheels around the temple. The script was written by Gert-Jan Stam, and in order to read it performers must move from one wheel to another in a dancing motion.
These independent ‘plays’ are performed without guidance, encouraging movement, meditation and freedom within the architectural space.
Images courtesy of Sina Maleki