The Infinity Tree, The Bismuth Bivouac and Reflection are three architectural art pieces built at the Burning Man Festival 2015 by the students and tutors of Diploma Studio 10 at the University of Westminster.
The Bismuth Bivouac was selected as one of the best structure of Burning Man 2015 by ArchDaily. This follows our experience building Shipwreck and Fractal Cult at the Burning Man 2013, photographed by the legendary NKGuy for his Taschen Book (project page). Below is a movie of our journey by Freddie Barrie.
“The studio’s philosophy is to involve students as much as possible in the design, fabrication and construction process. We chose Burning Man for its ten guiding principles which include ‘Radical Self-Reliance’, ‘Radical Self-Expression’, ‘Leave no trace’ and ‘communal effort’. This meant playful and climbable structures, fully built by us as a team in a way that wouldn’t harm the local environment. Over the course of four years, DS10 has submitted over 80 proposals to the Global Arts Grant of Burning Man and received a total of six grants including the ones for Fractal Cult and Shipwreck built in 2013 and Hayam in 2014. The studio receives constant support from the engineers at Format Engineering led by Stephen Melville.”
AUG 30 – SEP 7, 2015
BLACK ROCK CITY, NEVADA
Toby Burgess and Arthur Mamou-Mani (tutors), Tobias Power (Designer of The Infinity Tree), Jon Leung (Designer of Bismuth Bivouac), Lorna Jackson (Designer of Reflection), Maialen Calleja, Andrei Jipa, Josh Potter, Aaron Porterfield, Aigli Tsirogianni, Alex Fotherby, Andrew K Green, Ben Brakspear, Ben lloyd Goldstein, Charlotte Chambers, Deepak Krasner, Eira Mooney, Eliana Stenning, Elizabeth Ripps, Felix Thiodet, Garis Iu, Jack Hardy, Jasmine Low, Jon Goodbun, Lianne Clark, Maria Sobrino, Martin Brien, Matthew Lee, Michelle Tanya Barratt, Neale Shutler, Phil Olivier, Ricky Chandi, Sarah Stell, Toby Plunkett, Tom Jelley, Elan laplain, Freddie Barrie,
Innes Shelley, Jake Spruyt, James Abbott, Jasper Sauve, Joe Leach, Julian Sauve, Klina Jordan, Joshua de Matteo, Maria Vergopoulou, Kris Leung,
Ben Metcalfe-Penny, Willem Ossorio, Sebastian Sauve, Tim Hornsby, Tim Martin
Hess Precision (Plywood Laser Cutting), Safway (Scaffolding)
BettieJune Scarborough, Ben Stoelting, Brody Scotland, DaveX, Harry Charrington, Thomas Ermacora, Betty Lam and to all our Kickstarter Backers.