Infinite Territory

Burnign man render REVISED

 

‘Infinite Territory’ invites burners from the surrounding playa to it’s periphery; its simple mirrored cubic exterior reflects the picturesque landscapes, unpredictable weather and inspirational artworks, creating an experience of both the real and the reflected whilst encouraging unexpected discoveries throughout the journey of the Burning Man Festival. At night, the cube will reflect the vibrancy of the playa. Illuminated strips of colourful light will glow at each edge to allow for clear visibility and frame the vistas; encouraging physical exploration within the structure and providing an immersive experience that juxtaposes the setting of the desert, and in doing so, offers a place for discovery; to recognise our inner selves and the reality of those around us.

The real gem of the ‘Infinite Territory’ is revealed from within – the burner will climb into a boundless space of infinite reflections that will hypnotise and bewilder, whilst creating a place for contemplation and speculation. Illuminated patterns will flicker and grow through key-frames of acrylic. Within this immersive digital dimension will be soft items providing a refuge from the elements. The installation will be made up of mirrored panels at each face of the cube. Three of these faces will consist of panels built with five layers of transparent perspex – each panel consists of a different pattern and when light is moved from one to the other it creates a dynamic lighting animation.

 

FINAL RENDER

 

The primary structure of ‘Infinite Territory’ will be a timber framed cube using three meter length beams. The lateral stability will be reinforced using rigid panels of mirror and acrylic that shall form the artwork for the internal visual of the cube. The frame and the perspex/mirrored panels will be joined together (including any internal lighting effects) with metal brackets to reinforce the structure. This will help the overall mass resist wind loads and the harsh weather conditions of the Nevada Desert. The installation will consist of off-site fabrication of each panel leaving on-site construction reduced to the assembly of it’s component parts.

‘Infinite Territory’ will leave no trace wherever it goes; using a sheet size of 1.5m x 3m, the components of the installation allow for easy construction and deconstruction. Its weight and self-supporting robust construction means that no foundations are needed and the playa is left untouched beneath its surface.

 

 

The lighting will feature a pre-sequenced animation of LED strip lights that will illuminate the patterns giving the effect that is shown in the conceptual visuals. The lighting will be located at two opposite edges of each acrylic panel, and its components will be visually hidden within the structure. Externally, colourful electroluminescent wire at each edge of the cube will allow for clear visibility of the mirrored surface whilst framing the vistas.

 

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Crit One

Some joyous proposals for both Burning Man and Buro Happold’s London office at yesterdays crit, the first of the year.

Our guest critics were Andrew Best, James Solly, Andrei Jipa, Harry Charringdon and Ben Stringer. Thank you all for your inspiring comments and tireless enthusiasm throughout the day.

Here are some images of the exciting work coming out of the studio this year, more to come 🙂

Frozen music pavilion by Toby Plunkett inspired by the soundwaves inside a cube
Frozen music pavilion by Toby Plunkett inspired by the soundwaves inside a cube
Diana
Diana Raican’s transforming cubes model

 

Diana Raican
Burning Man proposal by Diana Raican exploring fractal cubes

 

Garis Iu
Bent timber pavilion by Garis Iu
Naomi Danos Andrei Jipa
Guest critic and DS10 alumni Andrei Jipa with Naomi Danos’s hypar surfaces model

 

Inspired by Cairo tesselation, playful pavillion by Sarah Stell
Sarah Stell’s model capturing the translation of cubes into dodecahedrons
Lianne Clark’s animated keyframe light and shadow explorations
Jon Leung’s bismuth inspired pavilion
Aslan Adnan’s perturbated pavilion inspired by crystal growth patterns
The Tower of Power by Tobias Power
Rheotomic surface installation by Tobias Power
Charlotte Yates animated jitterbug model proposed for Buro Happold
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Lorna Jackson’s spidron installations at different scales
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Joe Leach’s pavilion of timber tension
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Tom Jelley’s anamorphosis experiments remapping geometry
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Tom jelley’s magical anamorphic proposal

21st November 2014 Tutorials

We are approaching the first “crit” of the term and our students are already proposing joyful projects for the Burning Man festival and Buro Happold’s newly refurbished HQ on Newman Street. The talented photographer NK Guy (http://nkguy.com/ and http://burningcam.com/) gave an excellent evening lecture at our campus to inspire our students and for the release of the book “The Art of Burning Man” (Taschen) which will feature some of our studio’s work. Here are couple images of the student’s project and of our buzzing DS10 space (pictures by Toby Burgess):

Aslan Adnan's early proposals for Buro Happold and Burning Man
Aslan Adnan’s early proposals for Buro Happold and Burning Man
Aslan Adnan's Explosive Recursion
Aslan Adnan’s Explosive Recursion
Joe Leach's early proposal for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s early proposal for Burning Man
Tom Jelley's Mirror deformation of 3d geometry using the inversion principle.
Tom Jelley’s Mirror deformation of 3d geometry using the inversion principle.
Lorna Jackson's kerfed Spirohedron. (spidron ™ )
Lorna Jackson’s kerfed Spirohedron. (spidron ™ )
Garis Iu's Curved Folding Components
Garis Iu’s Curved Folding Components
Toby Plunket's 3D Cymatic
Toby Plunket’s 3D Cymatic
Lorna Jackson's kerfed Spirohedron. (spidron ™ )
Lorna Jackson’s kerfed Spirohedron. (spidron ™ )
DS10 WeWanttoLearn's  buzzing Studio Space
DS10 WeWanttoLearn’s buzzing Studio Space
Ieva Ciocyte's Tree Bundling Truss
Ieva Ciocyte’s Tree Bundling Truss
Naomi Danos Folded Hypar volumes
Naomi Danos Folded Hypar volumes
NK Guy, author of The Art of Burning Man giving a lecture to our students
NK Guy, author of The Art of Burning Man giving a lecture to our students
NK Guy, author of The Art of Burning Man giving a lecture to our students
NK Guy, author of The Art of Burning Man giving a lecture to our students

System Development: Spidron

First developed in 1979 by Dániel Erdély the Spidron is created by recursively dividing a 2-dimensional hexagon into triangles, forming a pattern that consists of one equilateral followed by one isosceles triangle. The resulting form is of six Spidron legs that, when folded along their edges, deform to create a 3-dimensional Spidron.

Spidron Nest

Spidron System_Parametrics_Lorna Jackson

Initial investigations into the Spidron system using paper resulted in irregular shapes that could not be predicted, and therefore replicated precisely. Progressing onto using rigid materials allowed the system to be broken down into six components, removing unnecessary triangulated fold lines, and developing latch folded Spidron that is precisely the same as that formed parametrically.

Spidron System_Three SPidrons_Lorna Jackson

This relationship between parametric and physical tests of component based Spidrons in both regular and irregular hexagons, as well as various other equal-sided shapes, has enabled the development of large scale models concluding thus far in a 1:2 scale version being built which will continue to be developed as a pavilion for submission to the Burning Man festival.

In parallel there has been an investigation into the system at a smaller scale allowing for the Spidron nest to be made as one component. In order to achieve the 3-dimensional Spidron form lattice hinges, also known as kerf folds, have been employed. Rigorous testing into the best cutting pattern have resulted in a straight line cutting pattern that allows for bending on multiple axis at once.

Developing this smaller scale system for submission to Buro Happold the intention is to create an arrayed system that is a conglomeration of both regular and irregular spidrons with varying depths and apertures that are able to integrate various display models etc. within.

16/05/14 DS10 Final Cross-Crit

We had our final crit today! Great projects concluding our brief2B:Realize. Here are couple pictures. Thank you very much to our external critiques Daewha Kang (Associate Zaha Hadid Architects), Lawrence Friesen (GenGeo), Stephen Melville (Director Ramboll UK), James Solly (Buro Happold), Michael Clarke and to our colleagues Anna Liu and Roberto Botazzi.

Joe Leach's Burning Man Temple
Joe Leach’s Burning Man Temple
Joe Leach's Burning Man Temple
Joe Leach’s Burning Man Temple
Andrei Jippa's 3D printed fractal city
Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed fractal city
Andrei Jippa's 3D printed fractal city
Andrei Jipa’s 3D printed fractal city
Josh Haywood's Pop-Up Mosque in Trafalgar Square
Josh Haywood’s Pop-Up Mosque in Trafalgar Square
Garis Lu's Mont St-Michel's Chanting Bridge
Garis Lu’s Mont St-Michel’s Chanting Bridge
Lorna Jackson's Surreal Dali Museum
Lorna Jackson’s Surreal Dali Museum
Lorna Jackson's Surreal Dali Museum
Lorna Jackson’s Surreal Dali Museum
William Garforth-Bless'Bamboo Tower for the Damyang festival
William Garforth-Bless’Bamboo Tower for the Damyang festival
Charlotte Yates' London Fasion Festival Origami Catwalk
Charlotte Yates’ London Fasion Festival Origami Catwalk
Charlotte Yates' London Fasion Festival Origami Catwalk
Charlotte Yates’ London Fasion Festival Origami Catwalk
Sarah Stell's Zipped Building
Sarah Stell’s Zipped Building
Sarah Stell's Zipped Building
Sarah Stell’s Zipped Building
Georgia Collard-Watson's Burlesque Festival Pop-Up structure
Georgia Collard-Watson’s Burlesque Festival Pop-Up structure
Naomi Danos' joyful wall breaking media centre in Israel/Palestine
Naomi Danos’ joyful wall breaking media centre in Israel/Palestine
Jessica Beagleman's Kabbalah Centre
Jessica Beagleman’s Kabbalah Centre
George Guest's Fringe Festival Bridge
George Guest’s Fringe Festival Bridge
Sarah Shuttleworth's Promenade Concerts in Hyde Park
Sarah Shuttleworth’s Promenade Concerts in Hyde Park
Dhiren Patel's twisting hexagons bamboo structure for Durja Purja
Dhiren Patel’s twisting hexagons bamboo structure for Durja Purja
Mark Simpson's Artificial Diamond Funerarium
Mark Simpson’s Artificial Diamond Funerarium

1st May 2014 Tutorials

Our studio is back after a month of holidays. Here are couple pictures from our tutorials today. Impressive progress from our students including a 3D printed potato-based fractal civilization (Andrei Jipa), a series of recursive bamboo structures for the Durga Puja festival (Dhiren Patel), an origami roof for the fashion week (Charlotte Yates), a spiky eco-retreat to meet the Sami people (Natasha Coutts), a temple for the Burning Man festival made of reciprocal plywood components (Joe Leach), a hypar tower for the Damyang Bamboo festival (William Garforth-Bless), a Pop-Up book drop pavilion (Ieva Ciocyte), a surreal Dali Museum in the Park (Lorna Jackson), a promenade concert in Hyde Park (Sarah Shuttleworth) and many more… We are so excited by the diversity of projects this year and the clear continuity between our brief2A and brief2B. Looking forward to the final crit on Thursday 15th May!

Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jippa's Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Andrei Jipa’s Fractal 3D Printed Potato Civilization
Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach's Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Joe Leach’s Burning Seed Temple for Burning Man
Ieva Ciocyte's Pop-Up Book drop Project
Ieva Ciocyte’s Pop-Up Book drop Project
Ieva Ciocyte's Pop-Up Book drop Project
Ieva Ciocyte’s Pop-Up Book drop Project
Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting
Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting
Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting
Lorna Jackson Dali Museum Latex Concrete Casting
Dhiren Patels Recursive Bamboo Structures for Durga Puja
Dhiren Patels Recursive Bamboo Structures for Durga Puja
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Natasha Coutts Sami Eco-Retreat
Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion
Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion
Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion
Charlotte Yates Fashion Week Recursive Origami Pavilion
Sarah Shuttleworth promenade concert in Hyde Park
Sarah Shuttleworth promenade concert in Hyde Park
William Garforth-Bless Damyang Bamboo Festival Tower
William Garforth-Bless Damyang Bamboo Festival Tower

 

New Student Website – Paul Thorpe

Current fourth year student, Paul Thorpe, has set up his own blog/website designed not only to display past and current projects but also areas of extracurricular activities and interests.

Please visit paul-thorpe.com.

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