I just returned from burningman (yup, another burner in SF)
While there, I bravely (rashly?) sheltered myself (and my extended family) in what was really nothing more than a thinly disguised material test for a previous studio project. I designed this tent using a script I wrote for Rhino that modeled bamboo hoops in a cross-braced lattice pattern (download it here).
the bamboo was held together using heavy duty zip-ties..
The bamboo’s ends were slid over 1/2″ bolts attached to unistrut at 2 foot intervals. The unistrut was staked to the ground with 2′ long pieces of rebar. Velcro strips were glued to the unistrit with epoxy (hard to see because of dust), and held down the bottom of the canvas cover. Here’s what the inside looked like: decorated by my wife and her mom. Notice the vent holes opened in the velcro joint between canvas strips @ left. Velcro attachment of the canvas made it possible to open up vents almost anywhere. Handy, but was also our eventual undoing because they let in too much dust.