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)

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