Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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Black Rock City 2017 Camps




There are so many camps at Black Rock City that it is sensible to make 
your camp visible from afar with some signage to attract participants 
and act as a landmark to find your way back deep into the night 
while bringing a strong identity to your camp



Celtic Chaos Camp 2017






Camp Fuck Yeah  where size matters





Camp Boring with its moveable sign






Camp Fuck 
Sometimes signage can be discret, even subtle






The Secret Gentlemen Club (G) Camp with flags and a white Zome created by Rob Bell






Mental Dental Camp provided everything for the buccal hygiene of the neighbours






Camp Wouwou 2017 with visible art and super friendly Swiss participants






Baker Beach's Man Camp sports a sign made of driftwood gathered on the birthplace of the event.  






Dusty Frogz Camp 2017 with la Tour Eiffel, was the place of a big French community with free flowing Pastis and existentialist conversations






Hotel California Camp built with the space cubes and nodes engineered by artist Gregg Fleishman and Scott Mahoney of Lost Hotel fame
This design is called Düxel by camp designer and lead Matthias Wagner






Canadian Corner Camp with flags






Camp Do More Now with Dive Bar which brought its own sub






7 Siren's Cove Camp with its crow's nest






BangTribe Camp 2017 with a self-explanatory sign






Swing City Camp 2017








InapproPirates Camp 2017






Distrikt with the Zonohedral Domes of Rob Bell in an a rarely seen empty moment 







Distrikt  2017 in full action in the evening 






Camp Zero Fucks 







Badlands Bordello Camp 
A facade makes it easy to identify the camp and anchor the neighbourhood 






Western 






Twisted Swan Celtic Pub Camp conceals its unappealing carports with a facade






Orgy Dome camp is very disappointing, it should be renamed The Orgy Carports






Playa Choir Dome is a real 5V dome






Playa Choir rehearsal






Incendia 5V Dome with 4V satellite domes was a fantastic place at night with flames on the top and inside the ceiling and around the DJ booth, the place to be at night.






Incendia Dome 2017 connectors






Celtic Chaos suspended dome is not OSHA 






Camp Fat Cramp or Whatever 2017




The use of parachute for cover is not for the faint of heart unless you come up 
with the right solution as presented in the following exemples



The Hammock Hangout Camp triple layer parachute 






The Soularium at Naked Heart Camp, an extremely well run camp, its manual should be an inspiration for any big size camp if not every camp






Inside The Soularium, the well taut parachute is supported by 8 reconverted irrigation pipes, the aerodynamic shape make every storm a breeze







Naked Heart Camp communal shade with irrigation pipes and ventilated dome 







Inside the ventilated Dome of Naked Heart Camp 




As in the default world a portal defines your space, makes it inviting 
and sets the tone of your theme camp, plus good fences make good neighbours




Dante's Infurno portal






Dante's Infurno camp 2017







Camp with trash fence looking toward the Selenite Range 






Camp Steep Tea Bar with portal 






Camp Corny 2017






Caravan of Light Camp 2017 with portal






Caravan of Light Camp with many Bell tents 






Mayan Warrior Camp with Alien Buffalo Tents






Tension tent with Shiftpods for Serendipitea Camp 






Chainsaw MargaritaGuys Camp 2017 with a Lotus Belle tent






Starstage Canopy







Eskimo pop-up ice fishing shelter, inspiration(?) and cheap option to the Shiftpod






Bill Moss Optimum 350 tent for Jellyfish Camp at Alternative Energy Zone Village
Every year I try to shoot this unique tent.






Campground tents with The Hammock Hangout camp 






Desert Living with stretch fabric and tennis balls






Anahasana Village Aluminet shade structure 2017






Anahasana Village Aluminet shade structure inside 2017






Camp What is Your Sign? Inside 2017






Camp What is Your Sign? 2017 
This lovely camp helped neighbours making new street signs 
to replace the signs that were stolen for souvenirs






Camp Things That Swing 2017 with their bucky domes






Camp Things That Swing inside






Camp Things That Swing 2017 inside a bucky dome with a new fabric






Inside a Caïdal Tent, it used to be in Maroc the tent for the dignitaries






Camp Ibiza with Caïdal tents and Camouflage net






Camp Serendipitea 2017 with camouflage for its communal space
It's worth noting the use of flags to keep the camp off the street corner thus leaving enough visibility at the intersection and also preventing people cutting corners to come too close to the camp 
A clever spatial organisation






Camp Serendipitea Lounge 2017 nice comfy shade







Camp Serendipitea D.J. booth with foliage 2017

We are craving for green, herb, grass, tree (see the enormous success of the Tree of Ténéré installation) so, anything that brings the soothing effect of nature in this arid environment even totally fake, is effective. More camps every year






Camp Serendipitea inside with trees 






Galactic Jungle camp with colourful Palm trees







The Kashbah Lounge with tension tents and palm trees at 2:00






Green Forest Mutant Vehicle 






Burner Buddies Camp front yard






Burner Buddies camp 2017 with RV's






Curb appeal of a Plug and Play Camp 2017






RV's 2017






Truck of Pathogen Trackers camp 2017






Pathogen Trackers Camp in dust storm 






D.I.Y. Teardrop camper 





T@B Teardrop camper with shade






Unicorn VW bus at VW Bus Camp 2017






Splittie VW bus at VW Bus Camp 





RV or art Installation?






Desert Truck 






Artic Fox Camper. This couple mailed postcards to the default world






Airstream at Trailer Park 






Burnstream Point Lighthouse mutant vehicle by Bruce Reuser at Airstream Camp 2017
The beam of the lighthouse, DCB-36 beacon, in service since 1933, is supposedly visible from 100 miles away, 







The Purple Gypsy trailer, a BRC staple for years 






Yellow Gypsy trailer, please bring more of them






747 Big Imagination has landed







747 Big Imagination custom made carpet






747 Big Imagination Frequently Higher Club






747 Big Imagination inside the hull that hosted several parties






Deep Jungle Love, the longest Monkey Hut in the world!






Inside the soothing Deep Jungle Love hut






Epic Camp 2017
Check out what they did with their containers to help the Santa Rosa fire victims






Epic Camp with Epic Spaces upcycled contenairs 2017







Containers as art along the Esplanade 





A container can make a nice bedroom with all the amenities
On the left check out the clothes organizer





I guess orange was the transition




Comfort and Joy Village 2017






Comfort and Joy Village flags 2017






Having Fun with Swings 






Skinny Kitty Teahouse and Lounge 2017 saddle shape






Ice Pyrates Camp 2017 giant inflatable structure






Inside Ice Pyrates Camp they were partying hard, so funny






P3 Oasis Camp  wood frame






Rest Structure 2017






Palette Palace Camp, made of...palettes, great upcycling






Palette Palace Camp inside 






Leopard Lounge and Spa Camp made of pop-up shelters 
with top vents to release wind pressure.
Being a recurrent camp associated with the VW Bus camp, 
they trust these shelters.






Pinkee's Truck Stop Camp Ynot, made of pink pop-up shelters
A bicycle pump was under the blow sign






Pop-up Shelters with pink flamingos garden
Any strong color brings life in a sterile environment 






Monkey Hut with a canopy made of a net and knotted pieces of colorful fabric






Monkey Hut inside






Monkey Hut colorful detail top






Camp Crooked in the Mindfield 2017






Camp at K@9:45
Is it the home of the Lost Tea Party by Alex Wright with Wreckage International?






Philly Phreak Show Camp






Pink Mammoth in construction 






Paradise Motel camp with the Airpusher mutant vehicle in the background







Standing Rock Camp at BRC 






Standing Rock Camp with Red Lightning Village 






Standing Rock Camp canopy 






Disorient Camp Orange canopy 






Star Star Camp 2017






Star Star Camp canopy 






The Hangry Bishop Camp 






Circle J Inconvenience Store camp packed with fake brands






Circle J Inconvenience store camp MOOP Station 






Pele's Fire Camp







Camp XTR-LAB designed by students of the Columbia University School of Architecture led by professor - architect Christoph Kumpusch







Camp XTR-LAB structure







P.V.C. pipes structure of the Embassy Camp 








The Embassy at Camp Reverbia








Kamp Kimono







Burning Love Project Camp







Snow White Camouflage 







Monkey Hut with a white tarp is a departure from the ubiquitous grey tarp







Nacho Campo with Delta Canopy held nightly Lucha Libre in a nearby ring







Superb Zome made of insulation panels 2017






Yurticorn at the Unicorner 2017






Yurtopia at Space Camp 2017






The several modules of the Yurtopia at Space Camp






Nearodesic Polyhedron Quad Dome, a large zero-waste structure
developed by Edmund Harriss on a query made by Vinay Gupta






Inside the Nearodesic Polyhedron Quad Dome






The Church of Insubordination an another variation with insulation panels






Red Rocket Camp 2017






The Wastlanders Camp with Atomic Café 






Reiki Camp with driftwood 






Platybus Camp at first I thought it was a Daft Punk rehearsal






Saga Camp 2017 an A-frrame with burlap



Tickled Mink camp with a Geometry Dome






A Van Brink / Lerner Geometry Dome with Flower Truck at Sunset 






The Hang-out Camp 2017






Hammock time






Cleu Camp in construction with Old Razorback Mountain






Beats Boutique Camp 






Heavy Equipment as art






PlayAlchemist Camp 2017 Pyramid in construction






PlayAlchemist Camp Pyramid inside construction






PlayAlchemist Camp Pyramid






The Outback Camp with Granite Range at Sunset 






Houphoria Camp 2017






Houphoria Camp at night






Destiny Lounge 3D Camp







Red Lightning Camp






Radiance 5V Dome designed by Light at Play led by Yona Appletree with 200 Light Guide Panels







Incendia 5V Dome the brainchild of Cory Glenn was the hottest place on Playa
at night with its fire-taming ceiling heaters







5V Dome in deconstruction






Celtic Chaos Camp at night






Rabid Transit by Duane Flatmo and crew
To get the full experience of the tremendous fire/light show that they put on check out its soundtrack






The Playground at night 2@D








PlayAlchimist Pyramid on Esplanade





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