Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival | urdesign magazine

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.

3 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival 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.

2 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival  4 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival 5 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival 6 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival 7 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival 8 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival 9 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival 10 loopcamp installation by stephane malka at burning man festival Loopcamp installation by Stéphane Malka at Burning Man Festival

images courtesy of  Stéphane Malka

Recommended:

Dog house Sofa by Seungji Mun
Atypical Handmade Italian Skateboards
Camp Daybed by Stephanie Hornig
Paper Chandeliers by Cristina Parreño
Biophilia Collection by Ross Lovegrove for Vondom
Nuno by Nendo for Vibia
Florentijn Hofman: Rubber Duck in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour
No, Sweat! Workspace Workout Furniture by Darryl Agawin
Haptic Chair by Trine Kjaer Design Studio
Svart Bicycle by BikeID for MoMA store
Stekko Valet Stand by Eduardo Alessi
Daydream by Nonotak Studio
ElectroMagnetic table by Florian Dussopt
Fantasia lamps by Design MID
Kleinergleich5: Ruben Beckers unveils the world's lightest wooden table
Wood Layer Armchair by Fredrik Färg + Emma Marga Blanche
Ian Strange's Landed installation at 2014 Adelaide Biennial
ONYX sofa by Pierre Gimbergues for Peugeot Design Lab
Jellies Family tableware by Patricia Urquiola for Kartell
11+ World Clock

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

 

Submit Your Work