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transfer To guarantee and optimize the transfer of information to the respective recipients several instruments were created. The website ‘www.burning-man.eu’ essentially simplified the propagation of the project, formed a platform for exchange, discussions and meetings and consistently published the project development history. A special e-mail account turned out to be extremely efficient in terms of clarity with the immense e-mail and file traffic that arose during the project.

Regularly published newsletters informed participants about the current project status, recent developments or upcoming events. An internal web space account that contained important files such as drawings, documents, tables and further information was used as backup container, exchange folder and assured data accessibility from any place having an internet connection.

PROJECT AND DESIGN UPDATE 02|07

PROJECT NEWSLETTER AND DESIGN UPDATE 01|07

PROJECT AND DESIGN UPDATE #3|07

PROJECT AND DESIGN UPDATE #4|07

SETUP LACUNA

ERECTION PARTY

WEBPAGE

CONSTRUCTION

FINALLY WE SUCCEEDED IN CHANGING THE WEBPAGE SO THAT NOW EVERYBODY SHOULD BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE IDEA OF THE CONE. THIS IS A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE NEW DRAWINGS. SECOND WE HAD ANOTHER PHONE-CONFERENCE WITH THE BURNING MAN ART CURATORS AND WE WERE ABLE TO SCATTER THEIR CONCERNS IN REGARDING SAFETY-ISSUES AND TIMING. SO THE CONE WILL DEFINITELY BE PART OF THIS YEARS EVENT. THIRD WE FOUND A GREAT PLACE IN KARLSRUHE TO SET UP OUR TEST-OBJECT (WWW. RAUMMEDIENLABOR.DE) WHICH WILL TAKE PLACE IN BETWEEN END OF MAY TILL END OF JULY AND WE SENT OUT A WHOLE BUNCH OF SPONSORSHIP-LETTERS AS WE HOPE TO RAISE SOME MORE FUNDS. LAST BUT NOT LEAST WE’RE GRANTED TEN FREE TICKETS FROM THE BM-ORGANISATION FOR US AND OUR TEAM. POSITIVELY JOINING HANS AND ME WILL BE STEFAN LÄMMEL WITH HIS OWN PROJECT (WWW.CARDBOARDHOUSE.DL.AM) AS WELL AS ANDREAS SCHNEIDER AND MARTIN KURRAY. IF MORE OF YOU WANT TO HELP US, THAN WE CAN SUPPLY, WHICH WOULD BE GREAT, THERE’S STILL THE POSIBILITY TO APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP TICKETS (TICKETS.BURNINGMAN.COM/ #LOWINCOME). RAVE ON.... FINAL LINK PROPOSAL: BURNING MAN TAKES ON GREEN TECH (HTTP://WWW.NYTIMES.COM/CNET/ CNET_2100-11392_3-6181680.HTML)

INSPIRED BY THE TOWERS OF THE RUSSIAN ENGINEER VLADIMIR SUCHOV WE DEVELOPED A CONSTRUCTION CONCEPT WHICH IS MORE DETAILED, LIGHTER AND LESS MATERIAL INTENSE. THE NETLIKE SURFACE CREATES A STATIC SYSTEM THAT SUPPORTS THE OUTER CONE AS WELL AS THE AXIAL BEARING TO CONNECT THE CONES ON TOP OF THE CONSTRUCTION.

STEEL CIRCLE Ø 250MM CONNECT. TO VERT. STRUCT 1 TOP PART OF ONE POINT BEARING 2 VERTICAL STEEL TUBES OF STEELFRAME 3 PVC TUBES CONNECTED TO STEELFRAME 4 80MM SCREW TO CONNECT TUBES 5

672 WOODEN BOLTS

WE ALSO WANT TO REMEMBER OUR CREW MEMBERS WHO ARE GOING TO JOIN US TO THE BURNING-MAN ’PROJECT’ TO BLOG THEIR DATES OF ARRIVAL UNTIL JULY 10TH ON THE X-CHANGE PART OF OUR WEBSITE AND TO COMMUNICATE THEIR DETAILS TO EACH OTHER TO FORM CAR POOLS.

1 PVC-TUBES IN VERTICAL STRUCTURE 2 CONNECTION POINT OF PVC -TUBES TOP ROTATION POINT WITH STEEL FRAME 3D RENDERINGS OF ANIMATED COMPUTER MODEL

AFTER ALL WE FOUND SOME TIME TO CREATE A NEW PROJECT UPDATE AND TRY TO CONVEY THE NEW CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND THE PROGRESS WE MADE IN SETTING UP THE FIRST SEGMENTS. THE CONE IS NOW SEPERATED INTO SEVERAL INDEPENDENT PARTS, WHICH THEN WILL BE RAISED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER. THE SEGMENTS ARE 2 METERS HIGH AND CONSIST OF 48 PVC-TUBES, 48 TIMBER PIECES TO FORM THE CONNECTING CIRCLE AND 96 WOODEN BOLTS THAT LEAD THE TUBES IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. THE TUBES ARE THEN SCREWED TO THE BOLTS AND CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER BY CABLE CLIPS. WE ALREADY FINISHED THE TWO TOP SEGMENTS AND HOPE TO GET THE REST DONE UNTIL JULY 1ST THE WHOLE STRUCTURE SHALL BE RAISED BY JULY 12TH. WE PLAN FUNDRAISING PARTIES FOR THE FOLLOWING TWO WEEKENDS. INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT OUT AS SOON AS THE DATE IS FIX.

336 PVC-TUBES

7 STEEL PIPES IN ROTATION STEELFRAME 8 TURNING HEAD 9 FIXED CONE 10 STEELFRAME

SCREWING STENCIL

WE WILL DECIDE WITHIN THE NEXT WEEKS IF WE SEND PARTS OF THE CONE TO THE U.S. OR IF WE PRODUCE EVERYTHING A SECOND TIME. IF WE DO SO WE WILL NEED SUPPORT WITH TOOLS AND MATERIALS IN SALT LAKE CITY AND ALSO IN BLACK ROCK CITY.

‘THE CONE’ IS TURNING. AFTER 6 WEEKS OF HARD WORK AND QUITE A FEW PROBLEMS AND THROWBACKS THAT HAD TO BE SOLVED WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT IT AT ‘CAMP LACUNA’ TO A BROADER AUDIENCE. FROM JULY, 13TH UNTIL JULY, 23RD ‘THE CONE’ CAN BE VISITED AND USED BY ANY INTERESTED PEOPLE. AFTER THAT THE STRUCTURE WILL BE TORN DOWN AND ALL MATERIALS, EXCEPT TIMBER, PREPARED FOR SHIPING TO THE UNITED STATES. ALL WOODEN-DETAILS WILL BE REBUILT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH IN SALT LAKE CITY. THANKS AGAIN TO EVERYONE (ESPECIALLY OUR MAN EBB) THAT SUPPORTED AND HELPED US TO REALIZE OUR PROJECT AND WE HOPE YOU HAD FUN AT THE ERECTION PARTY LAST FRIDAY.

PROJECT AND DESIGN UPDATE #5|07

ONN TABAK CALIFORNIA BRC 22.08.07

MORE PICTURES OF THE SETUP PROCESS IN CAMP LACUNA AT WWW.BURNING-MAN.EU : CONCEPT : SETUP LACUNA

CONNECTING THE TUBES UP TO ANY LENGHT

TOP CONNECTING POINT

WE’RE BACK IN GERMANY SINCE ALMOST THREE WEEKS NOW BUT IT TOOK US QUITE A WHILE TO RECOVER AND FIND OUR WAY BACK INTO REALITY AND EVERYDAY LIFE. THE BURNING MAN ADVENTURE WAS ONE OF THE MOST INTENSE EXPERIENCES WE EVER HAD AND WE WANT TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE THAT MADE THE PROJECT POSSIBLE, SUPPORTED US IN VARIOUS DIFFERENT WAYS AND ALWAYS BELIEVED IN OUR SUCCESS. ESPECIALLY OUR AMAZING CREW OUT THERE IN THE NOWHERE THAT SURVIVED WITH US EXTREME HEAT, NEVERENDING SAND STORMS, DUSTY PASTA AND TONS OF BEEF JERKY, CRACKING SKIN, OVERHEATED AND DIRTY TENTS, SEVERAL INJURIES, MINIMAL SHOWERS AND A IMMENSE LACK OF SLEEP. ---THANKS FOR BEING PART OF OUR FAMILY.--MASSIVE THANKS ALSO TO CLARISSA, JOE, KIRSTIN AND BRITTA AND ... MORRIS FOR GIVING US THEIR CARS, TENTS, TOOLS AND ANYTHING ELSE WE ASKED FOR. THANKS TO JÖRG RÜGEMER AND KEITH FINDLING IN SALT LAKE CITY FOR LETTING US USE AND HELPING US IN THE WORKSHOP OF THE UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. THANKS TO COLONEL ANGUS AND HIS CREW FOR THE INCREDIBLE DINNER. THAT WAS SO GOOD! THANKS TO LADY BEE AND THE STAFF FROM THE ARTERY THAT WERE ALWAYS FRIENDLY AND EVEN HOLD A MEETING SO WE COULD GET MORE STAPLES. THANKS TO THE DPW THAT BUILT OUR CITY. THANKS TO EVERYBODY THAT HELPED US IN ANY WAY, ESPECIALLY PUDEL, LEE, QUENTIN AND OUR GIRL KATHY. AND FINALLY THANKS TO ALL THE GREAT BLACK ROCK CITIZEN THAT STOPPED BY AT THE CONE AND ENJOYED. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AGAIN... PEACE...

MANUEL KRETZER HANS SACHS GERMANY BRC 17.08.07

GINA PIAZZA SEATTLE BRC 27.08.07

FINALLY WE WANT TO THANK ALL OUR SPONSORS (GEORG FISCHER - PIPING SYSTEMS, WÜRTH, HOLZ BUMB, PALETTEN LOGISTICS GMBH, SCHEMPP GMBH & CO. KG, AUTOVERWERTUNG WEST, HEBETECHNIK KOSTINEK, WÜRTTEMBERGISCHE ALLPLASTIK) AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT BELIEVE IN OUR PROJECT AND HELP US WITH THEIR IDEAS AND POWER.

PROJECT AND DESIGN UPDATE #6|07

PROJECT AND DESIGN UPDATE #7|07

SETUP @ BURNING MAN

IMPRESSIONS FROM BURNING MAN

THE CREW

‘THE CONE’ IS REMOVED FROM CAMP LACUNA AND MOST PIECES STORED AND PACKED IN CARDBOARD BOXES READY TO FLY OVER TO SALT LAKE CITY. WITH A LITTLE HELP OF A TIPING MACHINE WE ALSO SUCCEED IN COMPLETING THE NECESSARY FORMS FOR CUSTOMS AND MONDAY 30.07.07 THE MATERIALS ARE PICKED UP BY A SHIPING COMPANY AND PREPARED FOR THE TRANSPORTATION. THE PROJECT TEAM IS SET, ONLY THE DATES OF ARRIVAL IN BLACK ROCK CITY ARE STILL VARYING AS MOST OF THEM ARE TRAVELLING AT THE MOMENT. BUT BASICALLY WE CONSIST OF 11 PEOPLE ARRIVING PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF BURNING MAN AND TWO DURING THE FESTIVAL. OUR FLIGHT LEAVES NEXT THURSDAY (02.08.07) FROM FRANKFURT TO DENVER WHERE WE PICK UP A CAR, CAMPING GEAR AND OTHER THINGS. THEN WE LEAVE TO SALT LAKE CITY TO PREPARE THE TIMBER PARTS OF THE CONE IN THE WORKSHOP OF THE COLLEGE OF ARCHITECTURE AND PLANNING, UNIVERSITY OF UTAH. AFTER WE RIDE TO THE DESSERT.... IF ANYBODY HAS STUFF TO MAKE THE INSIDE OF ‘THE CONE’ A LITTLE MORE COMFY YOU’RE MORE THEN WELCOME TO PROVIDE IT. WE’RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT OUR ADVENTURE AND HOPE EVERYTHING MAKES ITS WAY TO THE BURNING MAN 2007. PEACE!

KEITH FINDLING JÖRG RÜGEMER SALT LAKE CITY BRC 28.08.07

CHEERS MANUEL / HANS...

THE CONE DURING DAYTIME

THE FIRST HIT

BOXES

JÖRG JÄNISCH GERMANY BRC 21.08.07 MORGAN IP CANADA BRC 21.08.07

STEFAN LÄMMEL GERMANY BRC 17.08.07

SARAH CLOUGH NEPAL BRC 22.08.07

HANS

MANUEL

STEPHAN

THOMAS

MORGAN

JÖRG

ANDY

PHOENIX

THE AMAZING CONE CREW

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MARTIN

GINA

GROUND PLATFORM

REBEKAH ARKIN CHINA BRC 19.08.07

CABLE PIPES BOUGHT IN A LOCAL HARDWARE STORE

TURNING THE CONE 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

BURNING MAN BLACK ROCK CITY

288 ANGLED TIMBER PIECES

SAIL, PLASTIC/CLOTH PVC TUBE Ø 20MM OUTER RINGS, PVC Ø 20MM OSB SLABS, ROUND EDGE PLASTIC ANKERAGE FOR SAIL OUTER RING, HANDRAIL, PVC DUST PROTECTION, PE FOIL BODY PROTECT., OSB SLAB SUPPORT RIP, OSB, 20MM

ONE RING OUTER RING, HANDRAIL RING WHICH IS CONNECTED TO VERT. STRUCT. OUTER RING IN BACKGROUND PROTECTION FOIL/ CLOTH, PLATES WHICH HOLD HORIZONTAL WHEEL TIMBER/STELL BAR N AXIS OF VERTICAL WHEEL VERTICAL WHELL DUST AND HAND PROTECTION SLAB (OSB) HORIZONTAL WHEEL PLATFORM COVER SLAB (OSB)

BIRD EYES VIEW OF TWO CONES

THE CABLE PIPES (USUALLY USED IN BUILDINGS TO HIDE ELECTRICITY OR COMMUNICATION CABLES) HAVE A LENGHT OF 3M AND A DIAMETER OF 0,02M AND ARE MADE OF PVC. THEY HAVE A 0,025 BUSHING AT THE END SO IT IS POSSIBLE TO CONNECT THEM UP TO ANY NECESSARY LENGHT. THE FLEXIBLE AND SOFT MATERIAL AS WELL AS THE SHAPE MAKES THEM EASY TO PUSH AND PREVENTS INJURIES.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

ASSEMBLING RINGS ON THE PLATFORM

CONNECTION CIRCLE

MARTIN KURRAY MEXICO BRC 21.08.07

TIMBER PALLETS ARE STACKED ON TOP OF EACH OTHER UP TO A TOTAL HEIGHT OF 70CM. THE FLOORING OF THE PLATFORM WILL BE MADE OF OSB-SLABS. THIS CONSTRUCTION KEEPS THE WHOLE INSTALLATION ATTACHED TO THE GROUND, SECURES THE ROTATION MECHANISM AND ALSO EMPHASIZES THE ACTUAL ENTERING-PROCESS INTO “THE CONE”.

THE SAFETY-DISTANCE TO THE TURNING SAILS

CARRYING THE LAST RING

WE’RE STILL LOOKING FOR HELP IN THE US. MOSTLY IN THE SUPPLY OF TOOLS, POWER AND TRANSPORTATION. WE NEED LADDERS, A DRILLING MACHINE, CORDLESS SCREWDRIVERS, PROBABLY A THEODOLITE, A JIGSAW, A GENERATOR AND A LOT OF HAND TOOLS. WE WILL TRY TO BRING SMALLER SPECIAL THINGS AND ADAPTERS FROM GERMANY AND HOPE THE US-PART OF OUR CREW CAN PROVIDE THE REST. BUT IF ANY HAS SOME SPARE STUFF AND CAN BORROW IT FOR THE TIME PRIOR TO THE FESTIVAL AND MAYBE EVEN LONGER WE WOULD BE REALLY HAPPY. ESPECIALLY ELECTRIC-POWER... CHEERS...

8M/ 26.24 FT 2M/ 6.56 FT

ILLUMINATED CARDBOARD SCALE MODEL

FIRST FINISHED SEGMENT

2M/ 6.56 FT

2M/ 6.56 FT TO GUARANTEE A SAFE ENTRY INTO THE CONE, PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO CRAWL UNDERNEATH THE STRUCTURE AND ENTER FROM BELOW

ANDREAS SCHNEIDER MALAYSIA BRC 21.08.07

2M/ 6.56 FT

LUNCH BREAK

CONNECTING LEDS FOR THREE SEGEMENTS 6 M / 19.68 FT

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The Cone -interactive architecture for Burning Man  

The Cone is the final architecture project of Manuel Kretzer and Hans Sachs and was part of Burning Man 2007 in the Black Rock Desert, Nevad...