burning sticks

we recently completed the creation of a collaborative meeting environment for Smiley Media in Austin, Texas. the space is encircled by a nest like woven enclosure of Texas Cedar sticks and branches. as part of getting approval to build the structure from the Austin Fire Department we were required to build a smaller version, have it treated with no-burn fire retardent and have it torched by the Fire Department. we complied and here are the results. this video is compressed from 45v minutes of attempts to get a fire started in the sticks no no avail.