Timber pavilions and other-worldly installations animate the plains at Burning Man 2019

Burning Man revellers, including architect Bjarke Ingels, have captured the installations, pavilions and stages at this year’s event, including elevated stepping stones and a huge arm made of scrap metel. The photos posted to Instagram document the temporary structures populating the Nevada desert for this year’s event, taking place from 25 August to 2 September. The […]

Ready your engines and voyage to Burning Man through our new Pinterest board

The “temporary city” of Burning Man has risen once again from the desert foundations of Black Rock City for its 2019 edition. Explore the community-driven music event with our updated Pinterest boards, featuring timber installations and ornate pavilions. Follow Dezeen on Pinterest › Main image is from the Blanket installation in which NASA emergency blankets […]

Black Rock City is designed to “sprout out of nothing”, says Burning Man co-founder Will Roger

Burning Man co-founder Will Roger has spent the last 14 years capturing the festival in aerial photographs. As a book of his images is released, he spoke to Dezeen about how they created a pop-up city in the desert. Compass of the Ephemeral: Aerial Photography of Black Rock City through the Lens of Will Roger, […]

Six outdoor urinals for when you need to wee in the wild

From female urinals for festivals to pissoirs on the streets of Paris, here are six of the freshest outdoor urinals designs for peeing in the fresh air. P-tree by Aandeboom When revellers at the Roskilde Festival in Denmark refused to stop peeing against the trees, Dutch design studio Aandeboom came up with an ingenious solution. […]

Lapee female urinal designed to reduce festival loo queues

Gina Périer and Alexander Egebjerg have designed an industrial-standard female toilet for festivals and outdoor events that allows people to pee sitting down quickly and safely. Named Lapee, the pink plastic structure has three urinals arranged in a spiral, with curving back rests that provide privacy while allowing the user to remain aware of their surroundings. Périer […]

Block9 reveals “monster” IICON stage at Glastonbury 2019

Block9 co-founders Gideon Berger and Steven Gallagher explain how they built the monolithic IICON stage at Glastonbury in this exclusive video shot by Dezeen at the famous music festival. IICON is a vast sculptural stage and outdoor dance arena by London creative partnership Block9, which debuted at Glastonbury festival in Somerset, UK, last weekend. The […]

Stormzy “took south London to the farm” for Glastonbury set

The creative directors behind Stormzy‘s headline Glastonbury set honoured the British rapper’s south London roots with visual nods to Croydon’s Brutalist architecture. Creative producers Tawbox worked with the grime artist to create the set for his performance last Friday on the pyramid stage of Glastonbury 2019. Speaking to Dezeen, Tawbox creatives Chris “Bronski” Jablonski and […]

Architecture and design highlights from Glastonbury 2019

[embedded content] This captioned movie explores some of the best installations at this year’s Glastonbury music festival, including temporary structures by design studio Block9 and artist Joe Rush. Among the stages and installations built for the five-day event were a full-size recreation of a British seaside pier by Rush, a vast moving crane equipped with […]

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