festival uses

Our domes have been customized to suit just about every festival need. (BTW the frame isn't rated for suspension, yet.) Below are a few examples of directions we've taken, both in our own installations and in partnership with dreamers just like you. We have solutions for many environments, with colors and prints for every style. Check our project gallery here.

 

Chamber of Rebirth
FIGMENT Festival, Governor's Island, NY
June 2016

Desert Kit
Frame: Scout
Shade Stars: Red
Tent: Rose print, vesica piscis door
Retail: $2100

Shade Archipelago
FIGMENT Festival, Governor's Island, NY
July 2015

Desert Kit
Frame: Nomad
Shade Stars: Kelly Green, Neon Green
Tent: White, flap door
Retail: $1950

Shade Cloth Prototype
Maker Faire, San Mateo, CA
May 2014

Shade Kit
Frame: Nomad
Shade Stars: Shade Cloth, black
Retail: $3600

Frozone
Love Burn, Miami. FL
February 2017

Canopy Kit
Frame: Scout
Canopy: Blue, custom dyed
Tent: White, flap door
Retail: $1800

personal Cabanas

We believe festival spaces should provide more than basic shelter. They should aim higher on any spectrum of needs:

With the inclusion of an inner tent, our Scout and Nomad models are ideal for individuals and smaller groups, who value privacy without sacrificing personal style. Quick and easy set-up, compact transport package, and machine-washable finishes make it ready to go, any time the festival trail starts calling.

The lower profile of these cabana-style configurations can handle all but the most severe weather conditions. And the stretch fabrics we use to finish our domes can be easily adjusted to allow for more or less ventilation.

 

Shade Pavilion
Elements Festival, Brooklyn, NY
August 2016

Shade Kit
Frame: Lodge (radial configuration)
Shade Stars: Purple, Neon Green
Retail: $2300

Wellness Pavilion
Gratitude Migration, Keenesburg, NJ
July 2016

Shade Kit
Frame: Lodge
Shade Stars: White, Sky Blue
Retail Price: $2300

Cat's Meow
Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV
August 2014

Desert Kit
Frame: Lodge
Shade Stars: Purple and Yellow
Tent: White, flap door
Retail: $4000

Day-Glo Dome TaBURNak! 6, Montreal, QC April 2014 Shade Kit Frame: Nomad Shade Stars: Assorted Prints, day-glo Retail Price: $1800

Day-Glo Dome
TaBURNak! 6, Montreal, QC
April 2014

Shade Kit
Frame: Nomad
Shade Stars: Assorted Prints, day-glo
Retail Price: $1800

Community experience

Community has been the focus of Archimedes Design since our inception. We wanted to be able to build an attractive large community shelter that would act as the center point of our theme camp.

We didn't want the set-up to take days, allowing any member of camp to contribute (regardless of strength) to construction.

Community-based installations are not meant to shut off the outside world entirely. The frame and finishes have permeable qualities that maintain presence with the environment. They reduce visual distractions and orient attention into the center.

Community domes are good for hosting classes and workshops. The Lodge size frame is large enough for groups of 20+ supine or 60+ standing.

Community domes are not limited to the outdoors. Cavernous party spaces can be greatly served with temporary installations that help delineate space, creating a feel and flow for the event. We've done numerous indoor installations, including a Nomad-sized blacklight dome for Montréal's Burning Man decompression party TaBURNak!6 in 2014.

 

Tea House
Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV
August 2014

Desert Kit
Frame: Lodge
Shade Stars: Royal Blue, Neon Green
Tent: White, flap door
Retail Price: $4000

Things That Swing Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV August 2016 Canopy Kit Frame: Nomad Shade Stars: Maroon Canopy: Purple, custom dyed Retail Price: $1900

Things That Swing
Burning Man, Black Rock City, NV
August 2016

Canopy Kit
Frame: Nomad
Shade Stars: Maroon
Canopy: Purple, custom dyed
Retail Price: $1900

Video Dome <event name>, Montreal, QC August 2016 Shade Kit Frame: Nomad Shade Stars: White Retail Price: $1600

Video Dome
<event name>, Montreal, QC
August 2016

Shade Kit
Frame: Nomad
Shade Stars: White
Retail Price: $1600

Fireside Cuddle Puddle
Love Burn, Miami, FL
February 2017

Shade Kit
Frame: Nomad
Shade Stars: Maroon, custom printed
Retail Price: $1800

Intentional Art

When it comes to art, Archimedes Design provides armature, canvas, set, and setting. Over the years we have help clients get to reach personal fulfillment with there projects and not simply shelter.

We've helped make tea houses, butterfly domes, cuddle puddles, fire circlesblack light temples, and yoga villages. We've worked with clients to custom dye pre-sewn parts into large mandala tapestries.

How the domes themselves are made is one factor in the creation interactive installations. How you appoint our shells is what brings art and community to the party.

And with all white and silver skinned domes we've begun to explore video mapping collaborations. Creating a fascinating holodeck of limitless video imagery.

But always the most important ingredient is you. Without collaboration our art has no meaning. Without community we can't thrive.