Selected by the Burning Man Arts organization for the design of the main temple of the famous Burning Man festival for 2018, architect Arthur Mamou-Mani of London-based Mamou-Mani Architects designed a spiraling wooden structure they titled Galaxia, in reference to the fictional planet Gaia from the 1980’s sci-fi book Foundation series by author Isaac Asimov.  The structure will be composed of 20 triangular timber trusses spiraling up over a 3D printed mandala at the center of the pavilion.

Arthur Mamou-Mani unveils twisting temple for Burning Man 2018

Burning Man festival has revealed a spiralling wooden pavilion as the main temple to be built and then sent up in flames in the Nevada desert this year. The design, by Arthur Mamou-Mani of London-based Mamou-Mani Architects, was selected by the Burning Man Arts organisation, which oversees the creative programme for the annual nine-day event.