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Spiraling Timber Temple to Rise in Nevada Desert

“Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams,” said Mamou-Mani Architects. 

Wed January 10, 2018 - National Edition
Emily Buenzle


Galaxia, the 65-ft.-wide by 200-ft. tall temporary structure designed by Mamou-Mani Architects, will be made with a series of timber modules twisting to form a spiral, echoing the shape for which the building was named, Inhabitat reported.
Galaxia, the 65-ft.-wide by 200-ft. tall temporary structure designed by Mamou-Mani Architects, will be made with a series of timber modules twisting to form a spiral, echoing the shape for which the building was named, Inhabitat reported.
Galaxia, the 65-ft.-wide by 200-ft. tall temporary structure designed by Mamou-Mani Architects, will be made with a series of timber modules twisting to form a spiral, echoing the shape for which the building was named, Inhabitat reported. “Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams,” said Mamou-Mani Architects. 

A spiraling timber temple will be built in the Nevada desert for Burning Man 2018.

Galaxia, the 65-ft.-wide by 200-ft. tall temporary structure designed by Mamou-Mani Architects, will be made with a series of timber modules twisting to form a spiral, echoing the shape for which the building was named, Inhabitat reported.

“Galaxia celebrates hope in the unknown, stars, planets, black holes, the movement uniting us in swirling galaxies of dreams,” said Mamou-Mani Architects. 

The temple's design relied on 3D computer modeling to bring it to life, Inhabitat reported. The building's 20 triangular trusses will converge around a central area which will contain a 3D-printed mandala. Visitors will have the opportunity to sit and reflect in a series of alcoves that have been built into the design.

However, the structure won't last forever: Galaxia will go up in smoke in a burning ritual at the end of Burning Man 2018, which will run from Aug. 26 to Sept. 3 in Black Rock City, Nev., Inhabitat reported.