Galaxia, designed by Mamou-Mani is the Burning Man Temple 2018 – it is built by an international team of 125 volunteers, pre-fabricating more than 10,000 components and assembling them in the desert of Black Rock, Nevada. This talk will tell the journey that led to this unique project: From recursive functions to spirituality, from parametric open-source 3D printing to large scale on-site robotics, Arthur will present how Mamou-Mani & FabPub have evolved since it was founded five years ago.
Arthur Mamou-Mani AA dipl, ARB/RIBA FRSA is a French architect and director of the award-winning practice Mamou-Mani Architects, specialised in a new kind of digitally designed and fabricated architecture. He is a lecturer at the University of Westminster, a Grasshopper tutor for SimplyRhino and owns a digital fabrication laboratory called the FabPub which allows people to experiment with large 3D Printers and Laser Cutters. Since 2016, he is a fellow of the The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
He was awarded the RIBAj Rising Star Award 2017 and has won the Gold Prize at the American Architecture Prize for the Wooden Wave project installed at BuroHappold Engineering. Arthur gave numerous talks including the TedX conference in the USA and has been featured in The New-York Times and Forbes. Mamou-Mani’s clients include ARUP, Buro Happold Engineering, Karen Millen Fashion, The Burning Man Festival, Food Ink and Imagination ltd. Prior to founding Mamou-Mani in 2011, he worked with Atelier Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid Architects and Proctor and Matthews Architects.