STORIED HAVEN

3D MODELING/CAD CONSULTANT FOR 5TON CRANE + ENGINEERED ARTWORKS

Artist Bree Hylkema and Sean Orlando of the Five Ton Crane artist collective invited me to do the preliminary 3D/CAD modeling for the main wooden structure of their project. Storied Haven's rough concept sketches had to be translated to an architectural scale and building system that not only enabled it to be inhabitable and big enough for people to climb safely and easily through, but also be designed with modular construction techniques in mind. The giant, 25 ft. tall boot needed to be designed to fit in their one-story fabrication warehouse during various construction phases, be able to be systematically constructed with an expedited build schedule, and have its main components fit onto a flat-bed truck to haul it hundreds of miles away without requiring "Oversized" trucking. This was a fun design challenge that helped produce enchanting results.


Storied Haven was temporarily installed at Burning Man in 2015 then moved to a more permanent home in Paradise Ridge Winery's Sculpture Garden.

Team

Lead Artist Bree Hylkema
Production Management Five Ton Crane Artist Collective
Structural Engineer RBHU