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Jun 28, 2016 5:19 EST

Tangential Dreams is an Architectural Installation for the Burning Man Festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture

iCrowdNewswire - Jun 28, 2016

Making Architecture: Tangential Dreams for Burning Man 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Tangential Dreams is an Architectural Installation for the Burning Man Festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture.

 

 

About this project

Tangential Dreams (with Format Engineers) is an architectural installation for the Burning Man festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture in which the Architect is also the Maker. It is a 30 feet high twisting tower with thin wooden tangent swaying in the wind with inspiring sentences written by people around the world. Tangential Dreams received partial funding from the Burning Man Arts Grant.

We use algorithms to maximize inexpensive materials such as timber or bio-plastic. Throughout the process we link our digital models with fabrication tools such as LaserCut and 3D Printers to improve the design and make the project possible. The technique behind our designs are open-source, and can be realized and improved in most makerspaces around the world.  We believe that everyone is creative and would like to inspire and empower everyone to create.

We would like Tangential Dreams to be the beacon of an approach that is often seen as out of reach or too difficult. We want this project to inspire the young generation to reach their dreams. Nothing is impossible. Be part of our dream.

We have a fantastic team for the project: 

Philip Olivier Eira Mooney Maialen Calleja Aaron Porterfield Sebastian Morales Antony Dobrzensky Laura Nica Karina Pitis Hamish Macpherson Jon Goodbun Yannick Yamanga Matthew Springer Josh NG Lola Chaine Dror BenHay – Movie by Tom Chambers.

Day View of Tangential Dreams from The Sky
Day View of Tangential Dreams from The Sky

 

Day View of Tangential Dreams from the Playa on a Dusty Day
Day View of Tangential Dreams from the Playa on a Dusty Day

 

Night View of Tangential Dreams from the Sky
Night View of Tangential Dreams from the Sky

 

Night View of the Tangential Dreams showing the Tangents Lit Up with Fibre Optics Cables
Night View of the Tangential Dreams showing the Tangents Lit Up with Fibre Optics Cables

 

Close up of the Tangents
Close up of the Tangents

 

The view from the top of the structure at night. Something to reach for!
The view from the top of the structure at night. Something to reach for!

 

The WoodenWave Wall and Ceiling Panels, part of our rewards
The WoodenWave Wall and Ceiling Panels, part of our rewards

 

How to Assemble the WoodenWave Reward, from flat-packed to 3D, it's easy! We will help you once you receive it too.
How to Assemble the WoodenWave Reward, from flat-packed to 3D, it’s easy! We will help you once you receive it too.

 

The 3D Printed Smoke Stool Limited Edition, one of our rewards.
The 3D Printed Smoke Stool Limited Edition, one of our rewards.

 

The 3D Printed Smoke Stool Limited Edition, one of our rewards.
The 3D Printed Smoke Stool Limited Edition, one of our rewards.

 

The Smoke Stool being 3D Printed on our DeltaTower
The Smoke Stool being 3D Printed on our DeltaTower

 

Be part of the project by sending us an inspiring sentence for us to write on a Tangent and we will send it back to you as a postcard!
Be part of the project by sending us an inspiring sentence for us to write on a Tangent and we will send it back to you as a postcard!

 

Our Collection of T-Shirts For Tangential Dreams
Our Collection of T-Shirts For Tangential Dreams

 

The Mamou-Mani T-Shirts (you can choose this or the Tangential Dreams T-Shirt once campaign is successful)
The Mamou-Mani T-Shirts (you can choose this or the Tangential Dreams T-Shirt once campaign is successful)

 

Our Collection of T-Shirts For Tangential Dreams
Our Collection of T-Shirts For Tangential Dreams

 

Maialen and Arthur Wearing Tangential Dreams T-Shirts
Maialen and Arthur Wearing Tangential Dreams T-Shirts

 

Maialen wearing the Tangential Dreams Earrings (Reward 2)
Maialen wearing the Tangential Dreams Earrings (Reward 2)

 

Collection of Wood and Acrylic Mirror Laser-Cut Pendants
Collection of Wood and Acrylic Mirror Laser-Cut Pendants

 

Risks and challenges

Most of our projects take a long time to develop and receive limited design fees. We need your help to expand our approach!

We received partial funding from Burning Man to cover the materials used for the project but no funds for its design development, camp or volunteer expenses and building tools. We will organise a communal space and have talks and workshop on design and making.

We brought our students for four years to Burning Man and have always needed this extra help to realise the projects but this year we would like to go further and use this opportunity to expand the project to a wider audience: Once the project is funded, we would like to use the funds to deliver the project and start mirror projects around the world, helping communities to collaborate on low-cost installations in which parametric design and digital fabrication brings high-tech designs for a very low cost.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

Arthur Mamou-Mani

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