Updates on Burning Man

Toby and I are happy to introduce our engineers for the Burning Man projects: Harri Lewis and Stephen Melville from Ramboll Computational Design (RCD). We had our first meeting this morning (with Georgia and Thanasis) in our DS10 studio. Couple updates:

We are working on the best construction sequence for the two projects as well as the structural analysis diagrams (defining the size and amount of ground anchors) to receive the first part of the Burning Man grant. We will start booking our plane tickets very soon, DS10 people please make sure to confirm your attendance!!

The Fractal Cult (abstract) will have a thicker sub-structure which will transfer the loads of the cantilevers all the way down to a solid base anchored to the ground. The junctions could be similar to the Trada pavillion by RCD with hinges as well as notches.

For Shipwreck (abstract)we are exploring two options: Sectioning the hull with planar timber sheets or using a series of smaller members that would be laminated directly on fixed “ribs”.

More info very soon.

Harri Lewis and Stephen Melville in the DS10 studio showing an option for the Shipwreck’s curved beams (model by Philip Hurrel).
Stephen Melville and Harri Lewis from Ramboll RCD.
Stephen Melville and Harri Lewis from Ramboll RCD.
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Shipwreck by Georgia-Rose Collard-Watson, the “ribs” holding the strips.
Work in Progress!
Work in Progress!
Work in Progress!
Work in Progress!

Couple projects from Ramboll Computational Design:

Trada Pavilion RCD Ramboll
Trada Pavilion RCD Ramboll
KREOD by Pavilion Architecture is a reciprocal timber gridshell (with RCD  and Evolute)
KREOD by Pavilion Architecture is a reciprocal timber gridshell (with RCD and Evolute)
Belvedere Tree (a DJ booth for Chromeo in NY)
Belvedere Tree (a DJ booth for Chromeo in NY)

Belvedere Tree in action with Chromeo:

Stephen Melville presenting the Astana Presidential Library facade rationalization  (with BIG)

Author: Arthur Mamou-Mani

Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA – is a French architect, director of Mamou-Mani Architects, specialised in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the Fab.Pub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Arthur has been selected as one of the RIBAj's 2017 cohort of Rising Stars. He has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering and since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.

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