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.
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:
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.
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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.
The academic year finishes very soon but we are getting ready for the Burning Man festival!! After two years of research, we are so proud and excited to finally go to the festival and build the two beautiful projects, Ship Wreck and Fractal Cult.
We will be there from the 19th August until the 3rd September. On the first week we will build the Ship Wreck and the Fractal Cult and at the end of the second week we will burn all the wooden parts and disassemble the scaffolding used on Fractal Cult.
Although we won a grant to pay the materials, we still need to purchase several expensive items such as a generator for the lights, pay for some of the fabrication for the pieces, for food and water on site, the tents…etc…Our aim is to reach £3000 for all of it. Therefore we need your generous help.
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