Client: Black Rock City LLC (Burning Man)
Location: Black Rock City, Nevada, U.S.A.
Dates: 25th August – 3rd September 2014
Description: The Hayam Sun Temple is a temporary installation that was constructed at the Burning Man event, 2014.
This tessellated temple was the result of a year-long study exploring the magic of Moorish architecture and researching the refined geometry and pattern of the Alhambra and the Alcazars. The Hayam embodies the spirit of Islamic geometry: intricately interwoven patterns and repeating themes that speak of infinity. Geometry is the language of the universe; in the very small the infinite can be found.
Erupting flowers of perforated plywood are joined together to form a striking curvilinear structure, reminiscent of muqarnas in ancient mosques. Enamels, glazes and precious metals are replaced by patterns of light filtering through the filigreed screens. A place of illumination, intended for contemplation.