At this year’s Burning Man event, several enthusiasts have captured some impressive installations, and structures made available at the Nevada desert. Some of them include the Timber pavilions, elevated stones, colossal arm, among others.
Many famous designers such as architect Bjarke Ingels have uploaded the temporary structures for the exciting event, which holds from August 25th to September 2nd. Most of the structures are designed with the aim of reflecting the event’s theme; ‘Metamorphoses’. The theme is expected to showcase the “transformative” experience of the grand occasion, which witnesses the construction of the temporary metropolis called Black Rock City yearly.
Below are some of the best;
Geordie Van der Bosch’s Temple of Direction
In this year’s occasion, every attendee is welcomed by the Temple of Direction erected by Geordie Van der Bosch. The impressive structure is made up of four gates pointing to the direction of the festival’s entry points. Also, the wooden pavilion is believed to have been inspired by the Japanese tori gates. Once the event comes to an end, the Temple will be set ablaze with Man and other structures.
The nucleus of the whole event and the city is the timber Burning man figure. Larry Harvey was the founder of the concept; however, he won’t be attending this year’s event as he died last year.
Nevertheless, David Best has assumed the role by developing the intriguing Man effigy. The base of the structure was designed by Hybycozo, who is renowned for geometric and perforated installations.
The Folly is a climbing structure designed by Dave Keane, who is a burner veteran. The structure consists of irregularly combined pitched dwellings and clock tower to form a hub of entertainment. There are viewing decks on the Folly for some beautiful sightseeing.
The Reactor Project
This project was developed using slatted timbers by Assaf Allouche and his team. It consists of curved wings and a pyramid top.
Mariposita, which literally translates into a little butterfly, is a structure that features a female figure emerging from a curved wooden shell. The effigy, which resembles a hatched egg, is constructed by artist Chris Carnabuci.
ILY is a forearm figure with a height of 8m. Dan Mountain created the impressive design out of scrap metals where were recycled and repurposed. The structure has built-in gears and mechanisms which allow burners to lift and lower the fingers.
This is a creation of Tahoe Mack, who designed the fascinating structure with steels (for the skeleton) and metals (for the body). The massive mammoth resembles a roaring animal with colourful lights all around.
This beautiful design is actually a calming area. The Desert Wave features 500 LED lights where are suspended from a metal frame. With the suspended lights hanging at different lengths, Squidsoup made the structure to appear like an undulating wave.
The Grand Pyramid
At the camp, there is the Grand Pyramid of the PlayAlchemist, which serves as an arena for the event. The design is built to reflect the theme of metamorphoses with bright lights in every spot.
The Slonik is an unmissable figure at the Burning Man event. Michael Tsaturyan developed the mobile inflatable elephant that has a bright-green hue. Slonik is positioned sitting on its rear while the trunk points upward.
Among the minimalistic projects at the “playa” includes the fascinating 27 elevated rocks. The structure is designed as a climbing frame with a pillar at the center. Benjamin Langholz constructed the exciting structure.
In contrary to what the name suggests, Sacred Ground is actually a shining tree. Michael Benisty’s creation was uploaded by the famous Bjarke Ingels on his Instagram, alongside other humanoid sculptures designed by Bruno Catalano. In the previous year, Bjarke Ingels designed the mirrored orb.
The Mutant vehicles
In the camp, one could see several revelers driving mutant vehicles with theatrical fire bursts and light around. The structure of octopus inspires the El Pulpo Machino as it possesses several tentacles spitting fire.