Nordic ziggurat: A temporary lumber theater in the Netherlands

 

This week, we’re looking buildings shaped by clear geometric principles. Today’s project is a temporary theater built by TAAT in the Netherlands for the¬†World Horticultural Expo. TAAT is an acronym for Theater as Architecture; Architecture as Theater. The theater here is not used by professional actors, but by visitors who read from spinning blocks of wood located inside this matrix of freshly-cut lumber. The project’s designers liken the effect of the pavilion to walking through a bamboo forest, but it resembles a nordic ziggurat to me, and the plan kind of looks like the patterns of a wool sweater.

Alex Dent

October 15, 2012 / By

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