Archive

Tag Archives: festival

– Help us finance the projects on Kickstarter

After a long day of work with Chris Ingram, Dan Dodds and Thanasis Korras yesterday, we have nearly finished 3D modelling the two projects. The Fractal Cult was redrawn using rules defined by the hinge connection suggested by Ramboll. There are 5 different types of piece that make up each of the four fractal cults. Extracts from the rules as specified by Dan Dodds and Thanasis Korras:

  • The Acute angles on all triangles all have bolt holes with an offset of 32mm
  • The Obstuse angles all have bolt holes with an offset of 22mm

For each Fractal Cult pods:

  • 12x   Large AAO [Acute,Actute,Obtuse]       : Side length 1241mm
  • 18x   Medium AOO [Acute,Obtuse,Obtuse] : Side length 608mm
  • 9x     Medium AAO [Acute,Actute,Obtuse]   : Side length 591mm
  • 54x   Small AOO [Acute,Obtuse,Obtuse]      : Side length 283mm
  • 108x Small AAO [Acute,Actute,Obtuse]        : Side length 266mm

See iimages below:

View of the 3D model of Fractal Cult

View of the 3D model of Fractal Cult

Offset Ply Model on Grasshopper by Dan Dodds

Offset Ply Model on Grasshopper by Dan Dodds

CNC Layout for Quote - Fractal Cult - Dan Dodds

CNC Layout for Quote – Fractal Cult – Dan Dodds

Hinge specification defining the rules for the parametric model

Hinge specification defining the rules for the parametric model

The Module being repeated for the 3d model with hinges

The Module being repeated for the 3d model with hinges by Thanasis Korras

View of the hinges in the module

View of the hinges in the module by Thanasis Korras

Hinged model of triangle by Thanasis Korras

Hinged model of triangle by Thanasis Korras

Hinged model of triangle by Thanasis Korras

Hinged model of triangle by Thanasis Korras

The Shipwreck now has more support on the ground which will help with the cantilever. The supports being more pronounced, we used this as an opportunity to create a bench. We are planning to finish the fabrication files this afternoon. We are still missing some notches, thickness as well as labelling and unrolling all the pieces.

Shipwreck ribs and spines

Shipwreck ribs and spines

Shipwreck ribs and spines

Shipwreck ribs and spines

Shipwreck ribs and spines

Shipwreck ribs and spines

Shipwreck ribs and spines

Shipwreck ribs and spines

Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Aerial View - Showing the new bench

Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Aerial View – Showing the new bench

Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Side View

Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Side View

Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Front View

Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Front View

Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Back View

Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Back View

Shipwreck - Work in Progress - Back View

Shipwreck – Work in Progress – Back View

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

‘Shipwreck’; a plywood pavilion beached upon the sands of the Black Rock Desert by the retreating Quinn River. A standing edifice of the primal force of the elements, abandoned in a remote location with a lost past, with stories to tell. A site of exploration and discovery, slowly a microcosm is born with the wreck as its host. Gone are the fanciful images of trunks of gold and silver, the rewards of this stranded vessel are immaterial. A habitat that can support life; create a new history and purpose for itself, offering those whom choose to accept it a place of calm and rest as it diffuses the currents of the prevailing winds that pound it and provides shelter from the intensity of the sun’s rays. Interactive on several levels, ‘Shipwreck’ stands as a piece of event architecture; a spatial construct where movement around it is transformational. Whilst it offers a temporary reprieve from the elements, it is ultimately a place to gather, encouraging intimate social interaction between new and old friends.

Day Render

Night Render

Visually, the main structure is composed of two concave forms – the cave (of the earth) and the hammock (of the sky), each serving a different purpose. Whilst this duality offers a counterpoint between earth and sky, the pavilion remains one structure, one visual entity. It stands somewhere between the realms of both sculpture and architecture – a spatial construct where movement through, and around, it is transformational and social gathering is encouraged, resulting in intimate social interaction.

Concept

The principal structure is composed of multiple steam bent plywood strips, each perforated with a predetermined pattern of circular holes composed in a wave formation. The perforations serve to allow patterns to be cast on the playa floor, both throughout the day as the sun tracks around the pavilion and at night when the structure is illuminated. The guy wires offered a further design opportunity to incorporate a sail, an additional reference to the shipwreck concept. The fabric sail would provide shade and a degree of protection from the prevailing winds to those occupying the hammock structure.

Physical Model 1:2Physical Model 1:2

Physical Model 1:2

Physical Model 1:2

During the festival, I propose two different, independent lighting systems, both using battery powered LEDs. The first echoes the shipwreck narrative of the proposal, using two ships lanterns, illuminated using yellow hue LEDs. The lanterns would be easily detachable during strong winds. The second system would use an array of multicoloured LED uplighters, illuminating the cave with an underwater wash of blue/green light and the hammock a glow inspired by the colours of a sunset.

LED Array

Occupation

Technical Drawings

Technical Drawings

Scott London, a journalist from California has published on his blog some nice images of Burning Man 2011. Thank you to Rodrigo Medina Garcia, author of DesignPlaygrounds.com  for the link.

Scott’s images are here :http://www.scottlondon.com/photo/burningman2011/ 

Check the pictures until the last one and an interesting description of the event by the journalist will appear: ” It’s no exaggeration to say the Burning Man festival is one of the world’s hippest and most mind-blowing gatherings. It’s not quite an art festival, not quite a desert rave, and not quite a social experiment, but something of all three. Held each summer in the remote Black Rock Desert of northern Nevada, it’s a week-long celebration of free-form creativity and radical self-expression.

Burning Man takes place in a temporary “city” some five miles wide that rises out of the open desert toward summer’s end only to vanish again after the event is over. For a few brief days, the ephemeral metropolis known as Black Rock City ranks among the largest communities in the state of Nevada.”