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Tangential Dreams is an Architectural Installation for the Burning Man Festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture.
Tangential Dreams is an Architectural Installation for the Burning Man Festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture.
Tangential Dreams is an Architectural Installation for the Burning Man Festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture.
114 backers pledged £15,270 to help bring this project to life.

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Tangential Dreams (with Format Engineers) is an architectural installation for the Burning Man festival 2016 and a statement for a new kind of Architecture in which the Architect is also the Maker.

Tangential Dreams is also the physical manifestation of our collective dreams. It is a 30 feet high twisting tower with thin wooden tangent swaying in the wind with inspiring sentences written by people around the world. 

The project received partial funding from the Burning Man Arts Grant but we need your help to complete the finance of the project and help us expand this approach to even more projects.

In our practice, we use algorithms to maximize inexpensive materials such as timber or bio-plastic. Throughout the process we link our digital models (Rhinoceros3D, Grasshopper3D) with fabrication tools such as LaserCut and 3D Printers to improve the design and make the project possible. The technique behind our designs are open-source, and can be realized and improved in most makerspaces around the world.  We believe that everyone is creative and would like to inspire and empower everyone to create.

We would like Tangential Dreams to be the beacon of an approach that is often seen as out of reach or too difficult. We want this project to inspire the young generation to reach their dreams. Nothing is impossible. Be part of our dream.

We have a fantastic team for the project: 

Philip Olivier, Eira Mooney, Maialen Calleja, Aaron Porterfield, Sebastian Morales, Antony Dobrzensky, Laura Nica, Karina Pitis, Hamish Macpherson, Jon Goodbun, Yannick Yamanga, Matthew Springer ,Josh NG ,Lola Chaine, Dror BenHay, Peter Wang, Charlotte Chambers, Michael DiCarlo, Sandy Kwan.

The evolution of Tangential Dreams through model making. It takes time, material, money to create a truly original project.
The evolution of Tangential Dreams through model making. It takes time, material, money to create a truly original project.

 

Sequence of Assembly, the project will take two weeks to pre-cut and assemble together with volunteers. We need your help for all the expenses.
Sequence of Assembly, the project will take two weeks to pre-cut and assemble together with volunteers. We need your help for all the expenses.

 

Tangential Dreams Architectural Renderings in Day Time and Night Time - We need your help to finance the many expenses associated with the creation of such an ambitious project.
Tangential Dreams Architectural Renderings in Day Time and Night Time - We need your help to finance the many expenses associated with the creation of such an ambitious project.

We want our structure to have an intangible aspect, a magical side, one that is beyond matter and geometry. We want to connect our art with every each of you and make you part of our own BIG DREAM, building Tangential Dreams.

Be the change that you wish to see in the world, here is our dream, what is yours?
Be the change that you wish to see in the world, here is our dream, what is yours?

 

Your dreams merged with our art
Your dreams merged with our art

 Some of the amazing rewards that you can receive when helping us:

Exciting rewards to thank you for your supports! from top left to bottom right: Pendants, Earrings, T-Shirts, Tangents, Vase, Ceiling Panels, 3D Printed Smoke Stool, Full Physical Model.
Exciting rewards to thank you for your supports! from top left to bottom right: Pendants, Earrings, T-Shirts, Tangents, Vase, Ceiling Panels, 3D Printed Smoke Stool, Full Physical Model.

 

More Details on our rewards:

The WoodenWave Wall and Ceiling Panels, part of our rewards
The WoodenWave Wall and Ceiling Panels, part of our rewards

 

How to Assemble the WoodenWave Reward, from flat-packed to 3D, it's easy! We will help you once you receive it too.
How to Assemble the WoodenWave Reward, from flat-packed to 3D, it's easy! We will help you once you receive it too.

 

The 3D Printed Smoke Stool Limited Edition, one of our rewards. Printed using Excelfil PLA by Voltivo
The 3D Printed Smoke Stool Limited Edition, one of our rewards. Printed using Excelfil PLA by Voltivo

 

The 3D Printed Smoke Stool Limited Edition, one of our rewards. Printed using Excelfil PLA by Voltivo.
The 3D Printed Smoke Stool Limited Edition, one of our rewards. Printed using Excelfil PLA by Voltivo.

 

The Smoke Stool being 3D Printed on our DeltaTower. Printed using Excelfil PLA by Voltivo
The Smoke Stool being 3D Printed on our DeltaTower. Printed using Excelfil PLA by Voltivo

 

Write your dream on a Tangent - and pick it up or receive it back after the event!
Write your dream on a Tangent - and pick it up or receive it back after the event!

 

The 3D Printed Bio-Plastic Thin Vase
The 3D Printed Bio-Plastic Thin Vase

 

Our Collection of T-Shirts For Tangential Dreams
Our Collection of T-Shirts For Tangential Dreams

 

The Mamou-Mani T-Shirts (you can choose this or the Tangential Dreams T-Shirt once campaign is successful)
The Mamou-Mani T-Shirts (you can choose this or the Tangential Dreams T-Shirt once campaign is successful)

 

Our Collection of T-Shirts For Tangential Dreams
Our Collection of T-Shirts For Tangential Dreams

 

Maialen and Arthur Wearing Tangential Dreams T-Shirts
Maialen and Arthur Wearing Tangential Dreams T-Shirts

 

Maialen wearing the Tangential Dreams Earrings (Reward 2)
Maialen wearing the Tangential Dreams Earrings (Reward 2)

 

Collection of Wood and Acrylic Mirror Laser-Cut Pendants
Collection of Wood and Acrylic Mirror Laser-Cut Pendants

Here is a lecture I gave recently at the FabCon if you would like to understand our approach more in depth:

 

Risks and challenges

Most of our projects take a long time to develop and receive limited design fees. We need your help to expand our approach!

We received partial funding from Burning Man to cover the materials used for the project but no funds for its design development, camp or volunteer expenses and building tools. We will organise a communal space and have talks and workshop on design and making.

We brought our students for four years to Burning Man and have always needed this extra help to realise the projects but this year we would like to go further and use this opportunity to expand the project to a wider audience: Once the project is funded, we would like to use the funds to deliver the project and start mirror projects around the world, helping communities to collaborate on low-cost installations in which parametric design and digital fabrication brings high-tech designs for a very low cost.

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    Video Tutorial for Tangential Dreams

    Learn more about how the project was conceived with a short video explaining our design process and an intro to the parametric software used (Rhinoceros3D and Grasshopper3D). You'll also get a huge thanks from us!

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    Tangential Dreams "Maker" Pendants

    Receive two beautifully crafted pendants, one made of acrylic mirror and one in wood for you or the person of your choice. The Pendants are laser cut in our studio in London.

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    Tangential Dreams Earrings

    Laser Cut from Acrylic mirror at our FabPub workshop, our tangential dream earrings are based on the same design parameters as the Burning Man Proposal. A little piece of the dream!

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    Your Dream Written on a Tangent

    Be part of the dream and have a Tangent for yourself! Give us an inspiring sentence to stencil on a tangent piece and come and collect it like an apple on a tree on the playa ! We will send specific instruction for the collection on Playa. If you cannot attend Burning Man, we will send you back the tangent. Tangents will be cut on site to be 300mm long, just enough to fit your text. We will refund the delivery if you pick it up at the event.

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    Tangential Dreams or Mamou-Mani T-Shirts

    One of our Tangential Dreams or Mamou-Mani cotton T-Shirts Designs in Baby, Small, Medium and Large and in a variety of colours. You will be able to specify the size, colour and design once the campaign succeeds.

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    One Hour Tutorial On Parametric Design

    Whether on Skype, Google Hangout or in person, spend one hour with Arthur to learn how to use Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. He will take you through the basics and/or more advanced concepts of Parametric Design. Arthur has taught these tools for six years in prestigious schools and design practices. This is a limited reward.

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    Pledge £85 or more About $124

    3D Printed thin Vase

    Developed for the 3D Printing Restaurant Food Ink as part of the smoke collection and using the custom software Silkworm, the vase has a unique design based on algorithmic rules. It is waterproof and made of bio-plastic PLA filament. Designed to hold a few flowers. The dimensions are 200mm*70mm.

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    Three T-shirts of your choice

    Three T-shirts of your choice from our selection of designs. in Baby, Small, Medium and Large and in a variety of colours. You will be able to specify the size, colour and design once the campaign succeeds.

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    Pledge £165 or more About $241

    "WoodenWave" Wall or Ceiling Panel

    A numbered and signed module of the WoodenWaves ceiling installation designed by Mamou-Mani and built for BuroHappold Engineering in London using a unique "Kerf-Hinging" technique. Use it as wall or ceiling mounted light-fixture or as an ornamental piece, sent flat packed or assembled in bubble wrap and protected mdf box. Please note lights are not included. Total size of module once assembled: 900*500*150mm

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    The 3D Printed Smoke Stool

    3D Printed in 20 hours, we are sending you one of our numbered and signed Smoke Stool developed for the FoodInk Pop-Up Restaurant in London. This is the first time this design is sent to external clients. It is sent in a protected box and bubble wrapped and weights around 2kg. You will be to add your logo to the acrylic stool top. Total Size of stool: 500mm*400mm.

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    I WANT IT ALL

    We will send you ALL the rewards above! This is a unique opportunity to own a collection of our unique design work. If you are living in London or travelling here, we will organise a meeting in person to thank you and discuss, I will show you our studio and how the projects are being made.

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    Full Physical Model of Tangential Dreams

    Own the UNIQUE laser-cut physical model of our project Tangential Dream, A piece of art in its own right to inspire you. A very precise model used to understand how the project comes together. We would like to share it with you so that you can own a the dream itself. It's around 60cm high by 30cm and is fully assembled.

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