French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani, of award-winning London-based firm Mamou-Mani Architects, recently designed by a spiraling wooden pavilion structure and it’s been officially selected as the main temple to be built at Burning Man’s festival this year in Nevada.
Dubbed as “Galaxia,” referencing the fictional planet Gaia from the 1980s sci-fi book series, the temple will be comprised of 20 timber trusses that spiral up and form a tower as they converge. The formation of the triangular trusses will create different intersections into the center of the pavilion, where a giant 3D-printed mandala will be situated. Additionally, small alcoves along the paths will provide spaces for visitors to reflect or relax.
Arthur is an advocate for a new approach to architecture, as his design was constructed through the usage of digital 3D-modeling programs like Rhino and Grasshopper.
For a further look and additional details on this impressive temple design, be sure to read the full story at Burning Man.
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