this page one with The Golden Rebar Awards and hundreds of camps,
followed by page 2 with art installations and participants
Member of the Burning Man Documentation Team
and burner for 22 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 10 years, thousands of images of camps, structures,
along with hundreds of reliable links have been featured.
The Golden Rebar Award was created to highlight the innovative
and most surprising shelters that I considered as important
as the art installations on the playa.
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 Prize Cock with darts board, fire place, Her Majesty portrait,
tongue-in-cheeck signs and no last call, here with Marcus and wife.
Golden Rebar for Celebrate the small
"Half-Baked" mutant vehicle at camp
When most of the mutant vehicles today
look like a million (or two) dollars ego trip,
it is refreshing to see that imagination and skill
always bring a smile of joy.
Read before torching this blog
Photographer crisscrossing the city around the clock to document in earnest its colourful diversity,
I meet participants coming from all walks of life enduring the same harsh environment in multiple fashions that, being part of the Burning Man Documentation Team, I want to document.
My goal is to give a vision of the city as realistic as possible without restriction or prejudice.
The spartan living conditions of my camp "Déjà View" are the opposite of those offered in the following camp, one of many that by no means I want to enable or make the face of BRC.
Nevertheless, when a camp brings a clearly defined good natured state of mind with the goal to build a sustainable and reusable structure as well as aesthetic and effective, I must acknowledge it.
Already on the grid of BRC in 2017 Humano Tribe Camp came back this year with 2 new structures added to its floor plan, Cocoons and Lodges.
During the long trip from Mexico to Black Rock, some parts and gears "vanished" and could not be exactly replaced, incident that cascaded into problems finally resolved by hard work from the camp leaders eager to get a Green spot on the 2018 MOOP map.
Coming from Mexico, using 6-years-old bamboo grown in Chiapas with a clever system of plates and connectors designed in CAD, laser cut and also manufactured in Mexico, these structure were tested for 100 mph winds.
The project was led and manufactured by Javier Diaque (Causa.mx)
designed in collaboration with Luisa Correa (Bambuterra),
Veronica Correa (Kaltia) and Xavier Hierro (Precoor)
Humano Tribe Camp
Communal spaces The Wellness (front) and the Nest (back)
Both structures are a combination of natural sustainable
and renewable materials (Bambu beams)
with high-tech steel joinery manufactured by Javier Diaque.
They are designed as passive cooling systems which keeps
them fresh and naturally ventilated as well as
protected from the wind, sun and sand.
It takes about 4 hours to set up each one
between 5 people using very basic tools
They are prefabricated with reused timber and steel joinery,
and the constructive system is designed
to keep the assembly as quick and simple as possible.
4 of them are up in 2 days between 5 people
Made with Bambu beams, it takes about 40 minutes to put up.
They have an insulation foil inside, which keeps them
cool during the day and warm at night.
The canvas is wind and water proof.
The top can be opened for ventilation or star gazing.
Inside a cocoon
The shower room
Camps should be visually stimulating, interactive and neighbourly.