Saturday, November 12, 2016

-––––––––––-– Black Rock City 2016 –––––––––––


Welcome back



Octavius by Peter Hazel






Greetings by Julia Nelson-Gal





Dwayne of the Temple crew camp 





The Space Whale by the Pier Group 
with Matthew Schultz, Android Jones and Andy Tibbetts 






Electric Renaissance by Heliotropics




Mechan 9 by Tyler Fuqua





The 747 Project by Big Imagination





Mutants line at DMV





Metal Pods of Black Rock Observatory





In the Mindfield looking at the Selenite Range





Oh well!





Chillin' at the Root Society





Burning Man Da Vinci's Workshop 2016







The Temple by David Best and Crew





The Black Rock Lighthouse Service by Jonny and Max Poynton





The Man





The Kazbah 






Home by Laura Kimpton and Jeff Schomberg







Hydrate with feelings at the Aqua Zone


2016 Table of contents

2 pages/275 images     At the bottom of each column click older posts to access the next page

Page 1  Slo-mo Intro/The Golden Rebars Awards
  Camping in Style or not
Page 2  Participants/Installations/Abstract/Me and my camp


you will find links going back as far as 1996



Black Rock City, NV  The New Ephemeral Architecture of Burning Man


5 years in the making with foreword by Zahid Sardar and essays by Burning Man co-founder Harley K. Dubois, Fred Bernstein architecture critic and AIASF architect Glenn Lym,
this 144 pages hardcover book with a bright orange cloth bookmark
is the sequel of the now sold out
first book covering the early years of Black Rock.  

With 200 new images taken from 2011 to 2015, the book explores the camps and the villages shaping the city while
offering a broad vision of the multiples solutions
to camp in style or not in the 21st century.

Only available online at my page

One store in San Francisco carries it, Distraction at 1552 Haight St.





(I am green)




THE 2016 GOLDEN REBAR AWARDS


Disclaimer for the 12 readers and counting of this blog: given the ever-changing weather pattern combined to the ebb and flow of participants, it is impossible to see the entirety of shelters and dwellings, visit all the camps and villages that dot the city. I spared no effort to explore all the streets back and forth from 2:00 to 10:00, A to L, for two weeks documenting this 
urban phenomenon. 
If you have any precision to add, calmly contact me: brc(at)philippeglade.com


Every awarded will get a copy of the book

Main designer/Camp Manager/Guru/Leader/The She or He in charge 
send me a mail: brc(at)philippeglade.com




The Soundscape Golden Rebar



In 2016, indisputably, The Mayan Warrior mutant vehicle could not be missed thanks to a lasers display that rivals any stadium bands, a beyond believes 70,000 watt sound system to dance to talented and daring DJ's like Jennifer Cardini among an impressive list of artists.
Its sound signature brings the promises of tension and rhythm.
The Man's burn set was just phenomenal.




Golden Rebar for Design


The Origami Pod designed by Joerg Student 
and made of 1 sheet of folded corrugated 
polypropylene with bamboo sticks works
 like a charm for several years on the playa.

It was the camp of The Shrumen Lumen installation




The intricate oculus of the origami pod




Structural Golden Rebar


Marshal, camp designer of Wrongtown wanted a beacon
 to help fellow campers find their way home at night.
The mast equipped with programmable LED's 
has "branches" that with wires support a 60' diameter octagonal canopy. 

This simple and elegant solution is quite easy to put in place.





Detail of the branches




Tiny House Golden Rebar


Several years ago, Thomas Kwaske, a contractor by trade, 
built a three story Pagoda, featured in one of the first entries of this blog.
Helped by his wife, it took him two days to build
 the plywood panels Love Shack II, with a bed, a kitchen sink
 and lighting provided by photovoltaic panels on the roof.




On the wall the power inverter surrounded by a hat collection







Did I mentioned the private dry toilet?





 Golden Rebar for keeping up the spirit


goes to "The Cabana on the playa"






A dozen of corrugated metal sidings, 2x4's, 4x4's and shade cloths
 can bring you a Golden Rebar





How to transform a drab container into an art piece
Golden Rebar


"Community Case" by Michael P. Murnane a.k.a. Chime 
for Camp Dang Gang Imperial Cruiser 





Golden Rebar for American Dream Camp


White picket fences, Astroturf, stars and stripes flags, 
here we go for the solo




Cute as a Cube Golden Rebar



Defying the laws of aerodynamics and cuteness, 
this camp held strong and did not budge during the few dust storms cheering up life in the burb.
Built in a couple of hours by Paige and Adrian.






The frame is made of 2x4's and 4x4's connected by nuts and bolts 
for a fast set up and strike.





The friendliest Hexayurt Golden Rebar



The Yurticorn 





Inside the Yurticorn lounge at the Unicorner





Golden Rebar for the Zendo


A place for psychedelic harm reduction, the Zendo is a safe place for anyone having a challenging experience and a landmark for many years.
Designed by Paul Discoe, the Zendo is made of 
5000 pounds of recycled cardboard. 
The circular chamber with its large oculus welcomes 30 people at a time.





Feeling safe and protected inside the Zendo






The "I cannot believe it" Golden Rebar


The Tower of Slackjaw a.k.a The Sputnik, a well known landmark at 3:00@K,  is single-handedly built in one week by Stephen Nicholas.
Kuddos!!




Three geodesic domes on top of each other. Only at Black Rock!





Golden Rebar for Upcycling


Camp Monkey Love, a sound camp, repurposed several shipping containers in chilling lounges.
The sides open up to serve as a sturdy dance floor while
 the centre offers decent shade.
 These containers are the building blocks of a reusable 
and scalable shade structure. 




Container lounges, the banana tree and dance floor of Camp Monkey Love






The portal of Camp Monkey Love




Golden Rebar for Camp with a Purpose


Part of the mile long line (9000 people really?) to enter Camp Refoamation
The Phrygians will make you go through "training" 
to get to the Foam experience.
The golden shovel on the left represent regenerative agriculture as a long term solution for healthy food and fight climate change





The Tree of Life made of recycled paper with wheat paste






The dining area facing the foam stall





The kitchen 


The foam experience was one of the best surprise I had on the playa. 
After a week in the desert I felt rejuvenated and delighted to meet such a purposefully organised camp with outstanding participants.





Golden Rebar for New Shelter



Designed by Sean Taylor, "the Gitana" with its hinged plywood panels
flat packs in a 6" stack.
 An easily assembled metal frame supports the roof made of two layers of canvas that with the help of an A/C system keeps the shelter cool. 
40 of them were installed in few days by a strong crew at Camp Gitane
(see a the bottom of the page)






Inside a Gitana






ENJOY  BLACK ROCK CITY


Radiance Dome by Light at Play 5 V Dome 2016
Watch it at night 






Cleu Camp detail of Starman dome 






The Outpost Camp





Hammock Hangout Camp with folded parachutes





The Hammock Hangout camp with Spike the Big Red Dragon






Sugar Bitches Camp






Star Star Roadhouse Camp







The Hangry Bishop Camp






Dome with parachute





Conduit Frame Structure EMT





Harmonic Convergence Camp






Camp Sakenoma





Camp Questionable Behavior





Camp Perky Parts




Delicioso and Creperie Camp





Camp with portal
Portal is very important to define a camp space




Hellfire Society Camp
The name is a misnomer, nice guys 





Magic Lantern Society camp with Lotus Belle tent





Sharkeys bar and camp





Barechested Baristas Camp





Eggs Camp 




BRC3PO 
The post office




Playa Penthouse




Playa Info 2016




BRC Boardwalk
full of subtle innuendos






The Pink Womb




Sextant Camp and Vunderbar by Torrey Sarge Smith,
an envelop pusher, the core spirit of BRC.
Featured in the book







Automatic Subconscious Camp catenary dome





Automatic Subconscious Camp catenary dome Oculus




Shade Cloth from above





Shade Cloth with KD Kanopy




Panorama 




View from Panorama Camp 





3:00@K corner with Mactropolis Bar





Camp Frosty a.k.a Captain Dan's camp
Super sweet people. On top of the tower is a revolving love pod.
The camp structure is custom made in Aluminum by Captive Spark




Detail of Aluminum structure of Camp Frosty





Camp Burning Dog




Playadomes of Camp Burning Dog 




Inside a 30ft Playadome 





Starstage canopy with bell tents





Portable Office Buildings





Painted RV 
This one is not a plug and play.
Love it





Ready for the day after





Sail boat "Double Bed" Camp 




Hardlys Camp 





Hardly's camp with Armadillo mutant vehicle 




Camp Rat Trap




Camp Pink Spot 





7 Sins Lounge 





Camp Kiss My Ass 






Camp Cum inside with Delta Canopy






Camp Uranus





Camp Pathogen Trackers kitchen and shower trucks 
The Mutant Recovery Vehicles created some controversy while travelling to the city





Camp Pathogen Trackers with HDT Airbeam shelters
The layout of the camp was well prepared.




Inside an Airbeam shelter at Camp Pathogen Trackers





Giant Monkey Hut ribs and spine





The Two Lanterns Wedding Chapel 





Math Camp 





Camp Question Mark





Camp Playground 






Camp White Ocean dance floor





Prescient sign near White Ocean Camp






The Ashram Galactica 





Guestrooms of the Ashram Galactica Hotel 





The Saunadome inflatable dome
They came from Northern Europe, I don't remember exactly,.
Look at the containers, this is logistic.
The dome with inflatable beams is the Mavericks tent from Heimplanet






Inside the Saunadome 





Red Lightning Camp 2016 Portal





Red Lightning Camp 2016




Red Caïdal Tent with one single central mast




Red Lotus Belle Tent
The Queen of Glamping





Root Society Cocktail Lounge dome 2016





The Purple Paradise Pod at Root Society Camp





Inside the Purple Paradise Pod at Root Society Camp
Cool dudes





Tipis at Root Society Camp







Mayan Warrior Camp Tents.
If someone has info about these tents contact me
brc(at)philippeglade.com






Dome and Tipi





Pink Heart camp shade stucture on playa 2016





Dessert Dwellers Camp 2016





Playa Waste Raiders Camp





Campo Misterioso 






Cereal Thrillers Camp






Camp Reno Nation 






Camp Renarnia 







Camp Renarnia inside







Camp Refoamation stretch fabric shelter








Camp Radical Shelf Reliance 






The Palace Camp






Inside the Palace Camp





Everywhere Burning Man 2016
Variation on a classic DPW shade structure. 
White poles and beams with a white ground cover to minimise the dust stamping make a very inviting place. The white fabric for ceiling did not abate heat as expected.





EMT frame




Classic DPW Structure







Camp Bedouins from New York, super nice fellows






Here we go again
Plug and Play RVs





Facade 





Dust proofed RV











Bus with shade tarp




Vintage Chinook RV
we want to see more of those






Orange





A rare Bill Moss Optimum 350 tent at the AEZ Village




Shiftpod in the Mindfield




Kodiak and Shiftpod tents in the Mindfield
Old school versus Nu Skool





The Shiftpods were everywhere. 
This is a big success for a tent designed by Christian Weber long time burner
Here at Camp Eastern Light, first timers from China



  

Clam Six Pack tent, normally a shelter for ice fishing, it does not have a ground tarp and reflective fabric, offers a less expensive option to the desert tailored Shiftpod.






The Siesta4 by Outback Logic is a new tent created by festivalgoers who wanted to create a tent where it would possible to sleep in all day long even under the heat of the desert.
The creators developed their own reflective fabric and added fans to make the tent extra cool.
They were successful in their Indiegogo campaign as it was visible by the sheer number of these tents on the playa.
We just wish that one day they will do standing height models.





Classic Stretch Hexayurts with lag screw anchors






Space Camp
The biggest Hexa(?)Yurt on Earth?




3V dome with thermal fabric





No Talk Burning Man Dome







Sound Camp Dome at 10:00 along Esplanade





Looking at the Christina 





Sunset from Camp Trifucta
They were playing  the Pachanga Boys "Time", the iconic Robot Heart track
gave me instant goosebumps




The usual dust storm, we all come for that





Gigsville Village





Gigsville communal stove, pizza oven and fire pit 





Pancakes at Gigsville's car recycled in stove and oven





Dinner Time at The Lost Hotel
They offered me a seat, I was famished, my first real meal in 12 days, thank you Scott






Lost Hotel Camp




The Lost Hotel frame





The Lost Hotel Inner Courtyard 





The Grey Water Bladder of the Lost Hotel camp after ten days





Camp Trifucta at Sunset






Living high





The Mansonian Institute





Disco Knights 
The secret spot, don't go there early morning





Carport expo






Camp Naked Zebra 





Camp at 2:30@K




Rampart crew camp
Western Shelters




Thumper Camp 




Camp "Voted Best Camp"
Who voted?





Camp Conduit Redux by Bill
You cracked me up Bill




Camp Conduit Redux handmade by Bill.
The double layer of Aluminet brings a real heat reduction 






La Calaca camp and Pinata's Revenge Camp with Axolotl!
Mutant vehicle designed by Elias Cattan





Wood frame with fabric





Inside






Camp Cool Neighbours with a Van Brink/Lerner Geometry Dome





inside a geometry dome






Camp Gitane at Rush Hour to listen to a terrific DJ






Camp Gitane Lobby 2016







Superb Carmen painting by Barbara Weber in Camp Gitane lobby



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