Pickathon just posted a fresh video today. This is episode three from season one of their new "Design Series" featuring our very own Mar Ricketts, founder of GuildWorks.... the main brains behind this magnificent iconic fabric installation. Check it out!
Philippe Glade has been documenting the extraordinary architecture and temporary structures of Burning Man for the past 20 years. In his latest work, Black Rock City, NV The New Ephemeral Architecture of Burning Man you are given 144 pages with 200 beautiful color images of Philippe Glade's exceptional photography. His efforts in this compilation lead to him winning an American Graphic Design Award 2017 from the magazine Graphic Design USA in its 54th year presenting these awards. The book offers a look at installations, including Sacred Spaces Village created by Guildworks, from the last 5 years of Burning Man.
There remains approximately 850 books still available and they can be purchased up to December 15th at realpaperbooks.com through Glade's "Whatever Day Promo" (which is a pretty funny take on Black Friday/CyberMonday and all that nonsense). For a mere $37 (plus free shipping) you can own a copy of this special book and Glade has decided that at the end of the year, whatever books remain will be terminated (Baker Beach style). It was endearing reading Glade's thoughts on the creation of the book from his perspective when he noted that:
"2 years were spent on Research / Writing / Editing / Design and Layout (which paid off with a 2017 Graphic Design Award) / Production and Problem Solving. The result was a burner worthy book with a tactile cloth cover and blind embossing, packed with info, data, tips and, most of all, a very large visual spectrum of our vernacular architecture."
Guildworks has the honor of being showcased in the book and the pictures taken are from the 2nd year in a row that we were awarded the Golden Rebar Award For Best Camp (2012 & 2013). Guildworks has been a part of the Burning Man community for several years now and it has always been a pleasure to see Philippe Glade and his ambitious blog This Is Black Rock City appreciate our presence on the playa over the years. This new book is going to be a wonderful keepsake that will only be available for 10 more days. At $37 with FREE shipping I don't know how you can afford not to order a copy...
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Through multiple stages spanning three years, GuildWorks fabricated and installed a series of permanent rain canopies at Ahamtoulli, a beautiful eco-resort on the island of Corfu in Greece. This amazing property is a visionary place where your world can sparkle alive again.
Our custom canopies include two major rain collection canopies which provide much needed shade for the decks in front of the yurts as well as protection between the yurt facilities as patrons walk to the adjacent bathrooms and shower extensions. A third canopy was designed and installed to cover the dining hall and kitchen and allows for the stove's heat vent.
When we were first contacted about this project, the property was still being developed, a vision of what could be beginning to come to light, the lands were still being cleared, and the pools still being built. Today the property has grown into a beautiful inviting space, and GuildWorks is excited to be a part of their vision and their growth process.
GuildWorks, announces the latest installation for a very quaint and very Portland client. Caravan ~ The Tiny House Hotel, as featured recently on Portlandia. Caravan is the the first hotel of its kind and has received quite the attention. We're proud to have worked with them to help bring a dream of theirs to life, a cohesive courtyard to protect patrons by the fire during the Portland rains. By adding a gorgeous Shade and Rain canopy as the center piece to their courtyard, we have made quite an improvement to the style, and functionality of the space. It's no surprise something so unique would have it's roots in Portland.
Deb & Kol, the proprietors, contacted GuildWorks originally a couple years ago and discussed options for a custom shade structure but decided to hold off on development until they had a better sense of how they wanted to utilize the space. Over the course of their opening and developing the property their needs became more evident and by working with GuildWorks we were able to provide the solution.
"The Flying Squirrel" a whimsical freestanding 22'x25' free standing tension structure designed to protect patrons during the sunny spring and summer months, and full rain protection throughout the year. While it is essentially strong enough to be considered a permanent installation it is very much a temporary structure. Designed to be taken down in a few hours, yet sturdy enough to withstand heavy winds and the very rare Portland snow loads.
Unlike many of our structures that require tension guy lines back from the poles, this system involves much heavier duty custom steel posts that slip into metal sleeves in the ground, allowing canopy to practically bump right up to each Tiny House perfectly. Each of the 6 steel posts may be removed from the ground sleeves to allow mobility of the Tiny Homes and allowing for flexibility within the space.
This is definitely a unique example of our current work, if you have any questions and would like something similar for your own space, please feel free to contact us for more information.
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