Having seen the stunning visuals for the Giant Orb disco ball sculpture proposed for the 2018 Burning Man festival set in the Nevada Black Rock Desert, by Danish architects Bjarke Ingles and Jacob Large, we felt inspired to investigate some more recent spherical architecture.
The Bjarke Ingles architect group launched its part crowd–funded Orb project (above) along with many other architects and artists hoping to fund and install a myriad of amazing sculptures at the hugely cultural, annual Burning Man event. Mainly self–funded by Bjarke Ingles group, the giant Orb — a 100ft diameter, inflated mirrored sphere, will hover 32m in the air. It will be supported by a 30–tonne steel mast and base, reflecting the entire festival and landscape. You can see it for yourself at Burning Man from August 26 to September 3. Continue Reading