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090526_MF @PARIS | Rhinoscript Workshop



PARIS | RHINOSCRIPT WORKSHOP | June 23-24, 2009
Marc Fornes will be teaching a two days Rhinoscript workshop in Paris
Invitation: McNeel Europe – Carlos Perez
Eligibility: Open to all design students and professionals
http://www.eu.rhino3d.com/e-news/rhinoscript_france0609.htm

CONTACT:
MCNEEL EUROPE | CARLOS PEREZ | carlos@mcneel.com
Roger de Flor 32-34 bajos | 08018 Barcelona – Espagne
Tél. +34 933199002 | Fax. +34 933195833

090524_TVMNY @LONDON | SELFRIDGES


Proposal for an installation:
SELFRIDGES – CORNER STORE FRONT LONDON October 2008
The scheme was part of a design call under the theme of “Explosion”…

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ON ANALOGIES:
THEVERYMANY very much acknowledge the fact that – even though it focuses exclusively its research and practice on what it self-defines as “explicit and encoded” techniques of design (also described by Marc Fornes as “text based morphologies”) – any design process – whenever based on a top down “idea” or theme – requires first a process of translation back into the design paradigm which is very much based on selective reading, subjective interpretations and analogies…


EXPLOSION (ie Wikipedia.org)
An explosion is a sudden increase in volume and release of energy in an extreme manner, usually with the generation of high temperatures and the release of gases. An explosion creates a shock wave.
DUST EXPLOSION (ie Wikipedia.org)
A dust explosion is the explosive combustion of a dust suspended in air in an enclosed location, which results in harmful effects of overpressure, thermal radiation, and ensuing projectiles.
DEFLAGRATION (ie Wikipedia.org)
Deflagration (Lat: de + flagrare, “to burn down”) is a technical term describing subsonic combustion that usually propagates through thermal conductivity (hot burning material heats the next layer of cold material and ignites it). Most “fire” found in daily life, from flames to explosions, is technically deflagration.
DETONATION (ie Wikipedia.org)
Detonation is a process of combustion in which a supersonic shock wave is propagated through a fluid due to an energy release in a reaction zone. It is the more powerful of the two general classes of combustion, the other one being deflagration. In a detonation, the shock compresses the material thus increasing the temperature to the point of ignition. The ignited material burns behind the shock and releases energy that supports the shock propagation. This self-sustained detonation wave is different from a deflagration, which propagates at a subsonic rate (i.e., slower than the sound speed in the material itself). Because detonations generate high pressures, they are usually much more destructive than deflagrations.
SHOCK WAVE (ie Wikipedia.org)
A shock wave (also called shock front or simply “shock”) is a type of propagating disturbance. Like an ordinary wave, it carries energy and can propagate through a medium (solid, liquid or gas) or in some cases in the absence of a material medium, through a field such as the electromagnetic field. Shock waves are characterized by an abrupt, nearly discontinuous change in the characteristics of the medium.
When a shock wave passes through matter, the total energy is preserved but the energy which can be extracted as work decreases and entropy increases. This, for example, creates additional drag force on aircraft with shocks.

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TRIGGERS:
While that design proposal isn’t about “reproducing”, “simulating” or even “mimicking” the esthetic of an explosion – the project is proposing a very articulated geometrical assembly based on specific and curated themes extracted within the field of explosion…

Projectiles – the project is investigating the concept of numerous “parts” able to produce a non linear assembly – all the parts owns to a precise initial catalogue and can be reconfigured in a similar manner then projectiles can be re-assembled (in theory) into their original parent morphology…
Increase of volume – the project is looking at ways to create volume from planar components all CNC cut from sheet based materials…
Propagation through medium – while there is a very limited amount of initial geometrical primitives – the project investigates construction sequence through color differentiation across the entire construct…
Enclosed location – well…

To be continued…

CREDITS:
Proposal for: SELFRIDGES London October 2008
Design: ©THEVERYMANY / Marc Fornes
Team: Marc Fornes with Skylar Tibbits
Scripting: Marc Fornes

090501_MF @MILANO |_ID&CT




Marc Fornes has been invited as one of the main lecturer for:
INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
MILAN (ITALY) May 6 – 7th, 2009

http://www.innovativetechnologies.polimi.it/key_speakers.html

# FORM FINDING and COMPLEX MORPHOLOGY
Chair: Filippo Innocenti (Zaha Hadid Architects)
Sense and Advanced Sensiblity – about the relationship of sensuality, obsessions and advanced design techniques
Matias del Campo – SPAN Architects, Vienna
Partly logic / Logic of parts
Marc Fornes – THEVERYMANY

Parametric models: formal thinking for architects
Arnold Walz – DesignToProduction
Liquid parametrics: fluidity of form and process
Cristiano Ceccato – Zaha Hadid Architects

# ENGINEERING FOR CONSTRUCTION
Chair: Massimo Majowiecky (Studio Tecnico Majowiecky)
From structure to fabrication
Nathaniel Stanton – Buro Happold Special Projects, New York
Shrikant Sharma – Buro Happold SMART Group- London
Geometrical approach to complex architecture
Luca Buzzoni -Arup Italia
Digital methods in structural design
Oliver Tessmann– Bollinger & Grohmann
Complex Building Shapes – a Developer’s Perspective
Bruce Frey, Hines

# DIGITAL FABRICATION and FILE TO FACTORY PRODUCTION
Chair: Stefano Converso (Dipartimento DIPSA, Università degli studi Roma Tre)
A bottom-up approach to the implementation of advanced fabrication methods
John Nastasi – Product-Architecture Lab, Stevens Institute of Technology / Nastasi Architects
Architecture = Information
Marthijn Pool – ONL Oosterhuis – Lénard
Compound curved building surfaces with shaped stone blocks
Christian R Pongratz – Pongratz Perbellini Architects
Application of new “fit-for-use” materials in building and construction market
Erwin van Maaren – Nedcam

# TECHNOLOGICAL INNOVATION and MASS CUSTOMIZATION
Chair Ingrid Paoletti (Dipartimento BEST, Politecnico di Milano)
Parametric Fabrication
Martin Bechthold – Harvard GSD
Evolution of Technical Rationalization in Complex Curtain Wall components
Christian Florian – Permasteelisa Group
Composite Blob Shells
Mike Eekhout – Octatube
Design Driven Innovation
Roberto Verganti – DIG, Politecnico di Milano

090501_TVMNY | PUBLICATION


ALGORITHMIC DESIGN – 090330
http://www.kajima-publishing.co.jp

2009 publications which are including projects from THEVERYMANY:
(“Aperiodic Vertebrae”, “Aperiodic Vertebrae v2.0”, “Recurisve Growth”,…)



AD – ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
“Theoretical Meltdown”
Guest edited by Luigi Prestinenza Puglisi
Jan/Feb 2009 – p122
John Wiley & Sons Ltd – http://www.wiley.com


AU – ARQUETETURA E URBANISMO
Especial Arquitetura digital
April 2009 – N 181 – p77
http://www.revistaau.com.br



PASAJES DE ARQUITECTURA Y CRITICA
Editor: America Iberica
Oct 2008 – N 100 – p18
http://www.pasajesarquitectura.com

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