August 14, 2019
JKMM to Burning Man 2019
Today a small design team of our architects will travel to Burning Man Festival at Nevada, US.
The Steam of Life pavilion, co-designed by JKMM architects and Sauna on Fire collective, will be built in Black Rock City to offer the sequenced sauna experience, as a deconstructed art installation.
The co-created timber pavilion embodies the typical physical elements of a Finnish sauna. It is a human scale wooden building, minimalistic in its aesthetic and focused on embracing ambient natural light and shade, in response to what will be a major gathering within a hot desert environment.The sauna is designed to be transported, deconstructed, and reconstructed again. The number of wooden components is minimised to only couple of sizes of plywood panels and lengths of timber slats. Thus, while the sauna pavilion is temporary building, yet it is not disposable.
Burning Man 2019 will take place between the 25th of August and 2nd of September, in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.
About Sauna on Fire
The Sauna on Fire is a Helsinki based international platform for participatory culture and civic engagement. It is co-created by a voluntary team of diverse professional backgrounds. Previously, the team has realized co-created Burning Man projects such as The Cosmic Egg, Koulu The School, and Pike of Mana. The community is also connected to a team of academics from Aalto University, Helsinki, who are studying Burning Man culture via Burning Stories research project.