Updates on Burning Man – Fractal Cult and Shipwreck

Hello! Couple technical updates on our Burning Man Projects for the team, donators and potential collaborators:

  • We have developed the structure, geometry and details of the two projects with the help of Ramboll Computational Design (RCD). See drawings and analysis below.
  • We have signed the contract with Burning Man and received the first grant payment 20 of us are signed in to go.
  • We have sent our first fabrication files to get an initial quote on CNC milling all the pieces on 2440mm x 1220mm exterior grade plywood sheets of 9mm (for Fractal Cult) and 3mm (For Shipwreck). Our hope is to collect the pieces on the 19th August.
  • We will start small models to test the new structures
  • The Shipwreck now has a parametric model which outputs all the cutting profiles.

Please help us continue the work, even £10 helps – Donate Now

You can also comment on this page to make suggestions on the fabrication – We need more quotes for the CNC and/or Laser cutting job in the U.S. West Coast (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Fresno, Reno preferably) . We also need quotes for the scaffolding structure.

Stephen Melville of Ramboll RCD sketch for the Shipwreck structure
Stephen Melville of Ramboll RCD sketch for the Shipwreck structure
Shipwreck - Looking at different Versions with Parametric model
Shipwreck – Looking at different Versions with Parametric model
Shipwreck - Looking at different Versions with Parametric model
Shipwreck – Looking at different Versions with Parametric model
Shipwerck - Low View
Shipwerck – Low View
ShipWreck View from above
ShipWreck View from above
Current Profiles for Shipwreck
Current Profiles for Shipwreck
Current Laser cut Profiles for Fractal Cult
Current Laser cut Profiles for Fractal Cult
Hinged Connection for Fractal Cult by Thanasis Korras with Ramboll
Hinged Connection for Fractal Cult by Thanasis Korras with Ramboll
Ramboll's suggestion for Fractal Cult's Scafolding structure
Ramboll’s suggestion for Fractal Cult’s Scafolding structure
Fractal Cult Build Plan
Fractal Cult Build Plan
Fractal Cult Build Plan
Fractal Cult Build Plan
Ramboll Ground Reaction Wind Analysis
Ramboll Ground Reaction Wind Analysis

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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