We are ready for Big Mountain

We got it all ready for Big Mountain Music Festival.. The Construction is starting.. If you have a chance to go, don’t miss it.

After the model war at our office, we finally got them all done.. These are the 2 main structure at the main stage, the tower and the mountain.

Big Mountain Main Stage

Collaborated with Jiro Endo and Takashi Nishibori, Supermachine has completed the Main stage design for Big Mountain Music Festival which will take place on 5th-6th February 2010. The stage examine the new relationships between the audiences and the (performing) artists. It includes the ferris wheel (which will operate during the performances and the audiences can go up), the tower, the mountain and the giant flowers.

Not using traditional roof-top stage and juxtaposing public elements with the performing stage, audiences can go around, up-down and find the new angle to look at their favorite artists.

The 28 meter high combining towers are made of steel scaffolding system. It’ll be the another unique landmark of the event where the audiences can take their time to go up to enjoy the scenary of the site as well as the activities around the events.

1:25 model we have just finished

The snake in the mountain, Kamar market in Big Mountain

When we thought about outdoor festival in Thailand, we thought of shading. Although Big Mountain Music Festival is taking place in winter, but it is still very hot in daytime. Our idea is inspired by the biggest laundry field in the world in Mumbai (it’s called Dhobi Ghat.) We would make a super long cloth hanger to hold 2,000 pieces of Kamar bands (traditional Thai multi purpose cloth). People will be meeting, eating, chit-chatting underneath during daytime. At night it will be illuminated by NGAN-WAT (temple fair) style lamps on top of the structure.

Exactly half of what we are going to build

Reference image; Snake bone

And when we think about a mega scale cloth hanger structure, it has to be done in architecture style. Each member is made of bamboo stick. Spanning 200 meters like snake bone along the event site, the Kamar Market is the main street in Big Mountain Music Festival. It’s name Sukhumvit Rd. in the event.

specially designed Kamarband for Big Mountain

Mr. Steak, the cow robot

Introducing Thai giant robot, Mr. Steak, the 16 meter tall feature for the 2nd stage at Big Mountain Music Festival. Mr. Steak will perform with different characteristics according to the diverse line up of artists performing in the event.

The study model for our LO-FI cow robot is in process

The Dancing tree

We are working on the large scale installation for Big Mountain Music Festival. The “Dancing Tree” is a 15 meter high bamboo structure built to pin-point the electronic music arena of the event, at the same time it marks the beginning of the event as it stands right before the audiences’ eyes right after they enter the festival. The dancing tree is just one of the items we designed for BMMF apart from the whole master plan of the event.

The study model version from top view

Complex shadow from polygonal structure

Coordination study

The 50 coordinations composing the structure

Side coordinations