Sunday, October 20, 2019

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BLACK ROCK CITY 2019




Black Rock Desert with one car






Old Razorback Mountain with Selenite Range
Gerlach is top right touching 
the railroad before Fox Range






BRC 19
80 000 participants 






The Playa






LEAVE NO TRACE






Larry, mon ami, our friend Louis Brill joined you recently


Black Rock City 2019 hosted once again 
a magnificent Burning Man event
This year theme "Metamorphosis" brought a record number 
of art installations and mutant vehicles reaching 
new levels of participation, creation and construction skills

One wondered at the beauty of the Man base, 

the audacity of the Temple of Direction,
the whimsical world and structural integrity of The Folly, 
the massive effort put into The Head Maze,
the sturdy carpentry of Mega Cake, 
the dangerous-but-not-too-dangerous elegant Stone 27
and the hundreds of other art interventions



All but 3 images in this blog are SFW


The 2019 entry has around 300 images 
spread over two pages,
this page with The Golden Rebar Awards and Camps
followed by page 2 with art installations, mutants and participants


For a slideshow experience with higher resolution

double-click the images



Member of the Burning Man Documentation Team 
and burner for 23 years
I focus on the habitat and the architectural solutions 
developed in accordance with the Burning Man Principles

This blog was created to inspire and grow
a community of like-minded participants building a functioning city
in an inhospitable environment while having fun, mostly.

Over the last 12 years, thousands of images of camps, structures,
along with hundreds of reliable links have been featured.

Due to the ever-changing nature of the city and its density, 

it is impossible to explore every nook of each block
I am sorry if I missed your camp and dwelling,
may be next year I will stop by.

Do not hesitate to drop me a line or two:

brc(at)philippeglade.com


The Golden Rebar Award was created to highlight the innovative
and most surprising shelters that I see as important
as the art installations on the playa.





Golden Rebar for Form Follows Function



Steam of life Pavilion 



The teams of JKMM architects and Sauna on Fire 
wanted to bring the healthy experience of the sauna, 
a mainstay of the Finnish lifestyle

The hollow round shape was chosen to create 
an intimate courtyard, a shaded atrium, where participants 
could take their cloths off and relax after the steam room

For ease of transportation and construction in the desert, 
the number of wooden components was minimized 
to 3 lengths of slats stacked up on long rebars for stability




construction timelapse





The passageway toward the steam room
with a sound installation by Atte Olsonen 
 creating a soothing soundscape, 
a bubble away from the playa noise






The Kiuas, sauna stove, heated 1100 pounds (500kg) 
of Finnish stones on which water 
was thrown liberating the steam, Löyly




Golden Rebar for Intent precedes Design


Fireside Circle designed by Dominic "D.A." Tinio
build by DPW with Joe the Builder

Dominic's goal was to provide a reusable gathering place 
around a fire without MOOPing the playa. 

Head of the Restoration Team, he knew he had to come up 
with a simple, sturdy, user-friendly and stackable design. 

There are countless love and friendship stories 
born out of these concret shapes




Golden Rebar for Modular Building



Hotel California Camp

This multi-story structure uses the famous node 
patented by Gregg Fleishman 
modified by Scott Mahoney for the Lost Hotel Camp (2014) 
and recently fine-tuned by Matthias Wagner
 who open-sourced it as DÜXEL 

A must-read for anyone looking for a dust-free off-grid solar system


Hotel California Camp








This design is slowly spreading across the city 
with the large Ideate Camp 
using it for its communal space




Ideate Camp at sunset





Golden Rebar for Neighborhood Spirit



Golden Guy Alley with Graham Linn at the Pickle and Eggs bar






Golden Guy Alley with Gecko Rum Bar
 facing Tim’s Topsy Tavern and Micrarium






Golden Guy Alley with White Dragon Noodle Bar






Golden Guy Alley with 
The Spa at Lake Lahontan and Black Rock City Lights





Golden Rebar for Chilliest Spot



Inside the refrigerated Shackleton Camp semi-trailer

40°F = 4°C



Daryl Henderson aka DJ Anycha 
at the Shackleton Camp
 in (almost) polar conditions 





Golden Rebar for Water Solutions



Water Temple Camp misting and hand washing area





 Water Temple Camp plumbing






Water Temple Camp evaporation system






Evaporating wheel at Brainy Bar Camp






Small camp evaporating clothes





Golden Rebar for Hexa Melioration 





In the prolific hexayurt family, every year brings a novelty.

The French designers of the camp aptly named Dusty Frogz
eschewing the hinged door that stresses the non-structural 
insulation boardscame up with a sliding door, 
offering ample elbow room while being surprisingly dust-proof.
Bravo!





Golden Rebar for Ad Modification



Decommodified rental at Camp Déjà View 




Decommodified rental at Camp Déjà View





Golden Rebar 
 for 
Please Keep Burning Man Weird Again



Kegel Kommandos Camp with horizontal climbing wall




Golden Rebar 
for
Booming and Lifting the City



The HEaT (Heavy Equipment and Transportation) Camp
without the hard work of these guys 
there is no big art Installations nor city





A city to explore













Comfort and Joy Camp flower






Comfort and Joy Camp






Camp Flamingo






Camp with garden and pink Flamingos






Lanterns at 50 Shades of Spam Camp






Kaleidoscope Collective Camp installation






Loveland Camp






Loveland Camp canopy







Pink Heart Camp inside





The Red Bar Camp





inside the Red Bar






The Twilight Zone Camp






Lucky's Camp with orange parachute






Container with Sea Horses mural






Camp Square One with Epic-space containers






Larry's Lounge and Library container






Larry's Lounge and Library inside






Larry's Lounge stage






Temple UV Enlightenment at 3:00@G plaza






Destiny Lounge 3D at night with blacklight






Camp Destiny Lounge 3D






Star Star Roadhouse Camp






Camp Star Star Roadhouse trusses






Camp Star Star Roadhouse






Shot Fired Expresso Service by Joe Miller






Black Rock Explorers Camp with mutant vehicle





The Pink Igloo Camp






Gypsy Nebula Village with the Jittery Jester Arcade camp





BRC3PO 






Hot Mess Camp Temple (ex Electric Oasis Camp) by Adam Christoff





Camp Club Bambooze





Sacbe Camp portal and hexayurts





Monks of Funk Camp





Camp Dusty Mermaid





DISTRIKT with aerialist
and Star Star Roadhouse Camp





Camp Root Society Cathedral dancefloor





Pillar of the Root Society Cathedral





Camp Contraptionist





The Lookout Camp scaffolding with living spaces





Camp Questionmark )?(





Tipis of Camp One Tribe





Kazbah tower and Playalchimist pyramids





Metal Pod Camp by Scott Parenteau





Inflatable shelter





Camp RX Osmos pavilion





Participant bouncing off the floor 
inside the Osmos pavilion at RX camp





Camp RX Osmos pavilion parachute on top





Camp with parachute part of Gifter's Brainiac camp





Camp of the Folly builders
there, I met Dave Keane 
one of the few who bought my book, kudos! 





Camp FERN with parachute shade and cones





Camp with parachute shade





The Pineapple Motel camp with mutant





The Airpusher passing by Dusty Frogz Camp 
with misting Eiffel Tower





Deco Fish Twin #1 and #2
by Sean Orlando and engineered-artworks  
at Star Star Roadhouse camp 





The Mary Ellen Carter (ex The Island) 
mutant vehicle at the 3 Mile Rock Camp





Giving Tree Mutant Vehicle at camp





Cosmic Conversation Mutant Vehicle 
by Halliday Dresser at Amberland Camp





Pam's Parlor Camp





Quad-decker mutant at Camp Tetris





Yurt frame





Tiny houses made of Plywood panels





Tiny House on wheels





Gipsy trailer





Gipsy trailer with the owner





Perenial gipsy trailer





Hermtt the HEMTT truck





Volvo C303 Military TGB11 of Phil Raymond 
at Dome Sweet Dome Camp





Old school RV's





Row of RV's covered with red fabric





Well protected RV
impressive





Ghetto bike trailer at the Art Car Camp





Camp with Airstream trailer





Tiny Airstream trailer





Airstream trailer facing Old Razorback Mountain
only a cowboy could enjoy such a great panorama





Burnstream Point Lighthouse mutant vehicle by Bruce Reuser 
at Burnstream Court Camp





from post-impressionism





to post-modernism





Shapes of protection





Camp Cingulata Evergreen
!





Camp Node Republik





Camp Saga with burlap shade





Camp Saga underneath the burlap shade





Camp Saga artistic structure





Prefab shelters of The Last Camp





Camp Dumb Luck carports





Entrance to walk-in camping area towards Old Razorback Mountain





Tipi in walk-in camping with Old Razorback Mountain





Shiftpod in the walk-in area with Old Razorback Mountain





The Oasis Camp 





The Oasis Camp impressive stakes system





Camp with camouflage net 





Camp Tazii with caïdal tent





Tahoe Gear Blackhorn cone tents





Camp One Tribe with connected tipis





Camp One Tribe inside the connected tipis





Lotus Belle Mahal Tent





The minimalist Camp X of Tristan Savatier





T.B.C. Camp





Camp Tiki Bar and Hammocks tensegrity structure





 Shade clothe





Camp with stretch fabric





Church of Now Camp





Church of Now Camp under the canopy 





Camp Take it Easy main shade made of 4 tensegrity structures





Tents underneath the green canopy of Camp Dusty Frogz





Camp No Boundaries





"Voted Best Camp" Camp with roller coaster 
besides the Big Imagination Camp's 747 art car


cryptic transition




Trump ASSault Camp





Camp Santa Man Comet with tree and Santa





Campfire Cove Camp





Camp HOH near the Orgy bus
the tree hugs you when you step on its baseplate!





Camp Pollination





Camp Floveida with zip-tie-node dome and tree





Octopus Garden Camp





Camp Hardlys





Dante's Infurno Room camp





Viking Saloon Utopiaville





Camp OK Korral 





¡Bang! Camp





Camp Gold Dust





Camp Advice and Cheese Palace





Camp Sacred Cow





Dusty Frogz Camp with misting Eiffel Tower





Badlands Bordello Moulin Rouge Camp





Camp Orgy Bus





Frog Camp





Eggs Camp





High Desert Cinema Camp





Holi High Camp portal





Holi High Camp color guns





Invisible Pink Unicorns Camp





Distrikt senior center





Camp Coco Poco Loco





Camp OKNOTOK





Live Bait Camp





Hostel Camp





The Hostel Camp lobby with the revolving door 
accessing the rooms for couples, below





 The Hostel Camp beds





 Ibiza Camp communal space





Ibiza Camp portal





Camp Bobo





Media Mecca





Savage Kingdom Camp





Unnecessarily High Five Camp





Miki Beach Camp
art by Claudia La Bianca





Teddies Camp





Blacklight Rainbow Titea Lounge Camp





Camp 3907 Black Rock City Summit





This Old Camp with useful BRC maps





Never Never Camp and Mission District Camp





Never Never Camp





Earth Guardian Camp





Look at You Camp
look at me!





Camp La Grange facade





La Grange Camp communal space





Follow the sign for foamy bliss





Maxa Village Camp home of Maxa Xaman mutant vehicle





Maxa Camp caïdal tents





Plaisance Camp with Octogonal Delta Canopy 





Camp with Nomad





Nomad tent with a view to Incendia domes





Shabbat diner table under a Nomad at Node Republik Camp





Metal frame and Aluminet





Blue camouflage net





Big versus small





Large Camp with Camouflage net





Black Rock Travel Agency BRTA





The Hexaplex Hotel camp (ex Space Camp)





Hexayurts and shade





Connected Monkey huts





Monkey Hut Iphone charging station





Large Monkey hut





Camp The Land
Military Quonset hut set up in 2 hours by 2 burners





Bucky Dome By Archimedes Basket





Camp Random Pants





Galactic Jungle Camp with Palm trees





Automatic Subconscious camp
a catenoïd dome





Tower of Slackjaw
4-story domes





Pollination camp





 At sunset near walk-in camping





Front porch at dusk





Sunset over the trash fence