WeWantToLearn.net wins Burning Man Art Grant for the second year

Toby Burgess and I are very happy to announce that HAYAM – Temple to Sunlight, designed by Josh Haywood of Diploma Studio 10, University of Westminster, has won the Burning Man Art Grant. Similarly to last year’s amazing experience building Shipwreck and Fractal Cult, we will develop the project with the help of engineers at Ramboll Computational Design and will travel to Burning Man in August to realize the project. Josh Haywood has just sent the great pictures below of the latest prototypes in which we are lashing the plywood pieces together.

 

Josh Haywood - WeWantToLearn.net - Hayam, Temple to Sunshine for Burning Man 2014
Josh Haywood – WeWantToLearn.net – Hayam, Temple to Sunlight for Burning Man 2014
Josh Haywood - WeWantToLearn.net - Hayam, Temple to Sunshine for Burning Man 2014
Josh Haywood – WeWantToLearn.net – Hayam, Temple to Sunlight for Burning Man 2014
Josh Haywood - WeWantToLearn.net - Hayam, Temple to Sunshine for Burning Man 2014
Josh Haywood – WeWantToLearn.net – Hayam, Temple to Sunlight for Burning Man 2014
Josh Haywood - WeWantToLearn.net - Hayam, Temple to Sunshine for Burning Man 2014
Josh Haywood – WeWantToLearn.net – Hayam, Temple to Sunlight for Burning Man 2014
Toby and I explain the reason behind these projects in the TedX video below, The Architecture of Joy:

 

As the grant is limited, we need your help to pay for transportation and the additional costs related to construction, you can donate on the PayPal button below:

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