Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival

Category: Design Published on 30 Jan, 2013 Tags: , , , ,
Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival

French architect Stéphane Malka has developed the ‘Loopcamp’, a unique installation designed for the Burning Man Festival 2012 in Nevada. Loopcamp is a stop, a shelter against Nevada’s frequent storms. With the Burning Man Festival arises a spontaneous city of 52,000 people settled on an ancient Indian reserve by the now dried Lohontan Lake, 700 feet above sea level.

“Black Rock City is the last social utopia since the creation of Israel’s first Kibboutz” says Malka. “The town is made of alternative visionary arts such as capsules, geodesic domes, robots, balloons, art-cars, mobile homes and various installations along with electronic sounds.” By its very dense audiovisual environment, this nomad city recalls Archigram’s avant-garde drawings, specifically ‘Instant City,’ in a contemporary way.

Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival

Loopcamp is settled on the Playa, where the central zone of the urban circle is completely open to the desert. Disc-shaped city, round temple, and circular tubes; the trinity of city, building, and material is gathered around the loop to welcome the sandstorms. Oriented to face the direction of major winds, the shelter is composed of recycled paper tubes, slightly beveled in order to create sounds triggered by air pressure. The shelter results from different tubes with various lengths and widths, producing a spectrum of melodies and sounds – treble when the tubes are short and bass when they’re long.

Based on a circular plan, Loopcamp radiates a surround sound with different tones, creating a unique and constantly reinvented sonar experience, a physical translation of the movement from the city and of the elements.

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images courtesy of  Stéphane Malka

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