j. mayer h. architects: beat.wave at the burning man festival 2011 j. mayer h. architects: beat.wave at the burning man festival 2011
aug 26, 2011

j. mayer h. architects: beat.wave at the burning man festival 2011

‘beat.wave’ by j. mayer h. architects located in black rock city, nevada images © j. mayer h. architects



german practice j. mayer h. architects is the creator of the portal to this year’s burning man festival located in black rock city, nevada. the event features work from a variety of artists sited within the desert and upon its conclusion, installations are removed overnight leaving no trace of human existence. initially featured at PULSE Miami 2007, the installation will resurface in the black rock desert. the eleven foot high undulating arch will announce the main entrance welcoming the tens of thousands of expected visitors.




the sculptural piece may be located in any environment

placed within an urban setting

a seat wall is integrated into the form

facade detail

roof plan


  • very low level.

    animoka says:
  • WTF, why would anybody want smth like that? how do you design stuff like this??

    HATER says:
  • bathmat junk design at best…oh look it can go anywhere hahaha WOW!

    Jared says:
  • Nice The creativity and self-reliance of Burning Man has come back to Black Rock Wasteland in northern Nevada. Burning Man 2011 is filled up, but the interested can follow the live internet feed to get a flavor of the strange. For next year, here are several Burning Man suggestions to help newbies prepare. Article source: [url=http://www.newsytype.com/10774-burning-man-2011/]Burning Man 2011 lights up Black Rock Desert[/url]. Just like us, these group of people have their own beliefs of celebrating this event.

    JordanQ says:
  • This portal was never installed at Burning Man 2011

    For some unknown reason one part of it was used to create an art car visible at this link http://thisisblackrockcity.blogspot.com/2011/10/36.html

    oxygen says:

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