Rattan Tunnel at Bacanalia by
Natalia Ortega Gámez and Jose Thén

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This woven rattan tunnel by Dominican designers Natalia Ortega Gámez and Jose Thén offered a secluded hangout at Caribbean music festival Bacanalia (+ movie).

Rattan Tunnel at Bacanalia

Gámez and Thén worked with a group of local artisans to build the temporary tunnels at the Bacanalia festival site in Santo Domingo.

Rattan Tunnel at Bacanalia

Using a traditional basket-weaving technique, the team wound the rattan over a staggered series of curved metal frames, creating two structures that wound across the grass.

Rattan Tunnel at Bacanalia

Installation took around six weeks and was completed by the addition of a wooden floor, low-level lighting and a few plants.

Rattan Tunnel at Bacanalia

Other unusual structures and pavilions we've featured from music festivals include a dome of colour-changing balls at Coachella in California and an installation of plywood stars at Burning Man festival in Nevada.

Rattan Tunnel at Bacanalia

Other architecture projects we've featured from the Dominican Republic include a house based on Euclidean mathematics and a shop with stripes of light across its facade.

Rattan Tunnel at Bacanalia

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  • http://www.haphazardlyhere.com Maxine G.

    This is amazing! I wish I could go visit and capture more photographs to share.

  • http://thetextileblog.blogspot.com/ john hopper

    Would be wonderful to see this up close, the actual construction of the piece must be fascinating.