This is a conversation with Arthur Mamou-Mani:
He is responsible for the design of the Galaxia Temple at the Burning Man 2018 and many other interesting parametric projects. We talked about our profession, the development of parametric architecture, the importance of “systems” and even the importance of psychedelics. I hope you enjoy.
I apologize for the sound – since this was an online conversation – it is not great, but hopefuly bearable.
The video of the Galaxia Temple burning made by Terry An and you can find the full video here:
0:00 – Introduction
2:30 – Alt Space and Virtual REality
6:00 – Galaxia Temple
12:00 – Parametric Design and Static Analysis
15:30 – Foster+Partners Kuwait Airport and the seriousness of Parametric Design
17:00 – How does it feel to burn your design?And more about Burning Man
24:30 – Working for someone or for yourself?
39:35 – 3D Printing with sand
44:50 – Large offices vs small offices? Can small offices survive?
50:10 – Parametric Design and a holistic approach
53:42 – Are going toward a technological Utopia or Distopia?
1:04:08 – BIM and 2D Plans
1:07:00 – Some book recommendations
1:10:30 – Psychedelics and their importance
Thank you for your support!