Modes of Operation:
develop a lightweight structural system suitable for the desert
[ 2000 linear feat of structure as radiused 1-3/8” steel tubing + 2000 linear feet of cross bracing as 1/2” steel pipes ]
develop a system of joints/ connections that can be easily re-assembled in the desert
[ the team developed 600 connections, with 5 connection types ]
test and prototype fabric panels to create a layered shade structure
[ 4000 sf of fabric ]
build/ test structure at Northport, NY site
disassemble / ship structure to Black Rock Desert [ pack all structural modules + supplies into 6000 cubic feet of shipping container ] assemble in Black Rock Desert disassemble in Black Rock Desert
Site: 9:45 / Ceremony
The final output of the Workshop was the event.
The team erected the spatial roof at Burning Man 2017 and created the XTR Camp.
The students worked on three elements while in the desert: