Archive for computation

Marc Fornes keynote speaker at Banff Session 2014

Marc Fornes will be keynote speaker for “Beyond Boundaries” at Banff Session 2014 (May 2-3, Canada) together with Kai-Uwe Bergmann from BIG, Andreas Gjertsen from TYIN (Trondheim, Norway), Sasa Radulovic & Johanna Hurme from 5468796 Architecture (Winnipeg, Canada) and Jared Della Valle from Alloy Development (Brooklyn, US)

Outdoor amphitheatre, Merriweather Park


Yesterday was the public meeting in Columbia, MD to reveal of our project for an outdoor amphitheatre within Merriweather Park.

Design & computation: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
Structure, MEP, Lighting: ARUP NY
Structural support: Will Laufs, LED NY
Completion: 2015

Out of Hand | Museum of Art and Design, NYC


MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is very pleased to announce that two of its “body armors / dancers” part of the Body Parts series have been included within the exhibition “Out of Hand” at the MAD / Museum of Art and Design, NYC. Thank you to Ron Labaco for the invitation.

About the Exhibition
Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital will explore the many areas of 21st-century creativity made possible by advanced methods of computer-assisted production known as digital fabrication. In today’s postdigital world, artists are using these means to achieve levels of expression never before possible – an explosive, unprecedented scope of artistic expression that extends from sculptural fantasy to functional beauty. Out of Hand will be the first major museum exhibition to examine this interdisciplinary trend through the pioneering works of more than 80 international artists, architects, and designers, including Ron Arad, Barry X Ball, Zaha Hadid, Stephen Jones, Anish Kapoor, Allan McCollum, Marc Newson, and Roxy Paine. Represented will be some of the most compelling creations from the past decade ranging from sculpture and furniture to fashion and transport.

Organized by MAD curator Ron Labaco, Out of Hand will be on view at MAD beginning fall 2013 (October 16, 2013 to July 6, 2014). It will be the first museum show to consider the impact of these new, revolutionary methods of computer-assisted manufacture on fine art, design, and architecture, and will introduce the public to the imaginative expression that these emerging processes enable. Through this exhibition, MAD will explore a monumental transition in the way human beings understand creation, from the earliest objects conceived and produced by individual makers through the tools of technological innovation. Today’s digital fabrication methods such as 3D printing, CNC (computer-numerically-controlled) machining, and digital knitting unite divergent artistic approaches, offering new opportunities for individual artists, architects, and designers to integrate these skills as vital part of their personal creative processes, representing the fruits of a new movement.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an active roster of public and educational programs, from workshops and lectures to curriculum-based programs serving K-12 students, as well as in-gallery interactive stations. A series of master classes featuring the designers and technology including in the exhibition will be scheduled, programs designed to engage visitors in the creative processes of artists at work and to reveal the far-reaching potential of many of these new technologies.

Major support for Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital is generously provided by Infor and the Creative Industries Fund NL. Additional support has been provided by the Consulate General of the Netherlands, Dassault Systèmes, Design Flanders, and Toyota, as well as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, the official airline of MAD. Major in-kind support for the exhibition has been provided by Shapeways and LuciteLux.

THEVERYMANY at the opening of the FRAC Centre


MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY‘s Calder pavilion at the opening of the new building of the FRAC Centre, Orleans/France


Still in shape for a temporary structure of less then 1mm thick!

photo courtesy David Basulto (FlickR)

Release | RhinoNest V3.0 (for Rhino v5 64bits)


Very pleased to announce the release of RhinoNest 3.0
(now running on Rhino v5 64bits!)

Project on the DVD cover by MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY

nonLin/Lin Pavilion, permanent collection of the FRAC Centre, 2011
photo by Francois Lauginie

Lecture | Die ANGEWANDTE – Sliver Lecture Series


MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY will lecture at Die Angewandte (University of Applied Arts Vienna) as part of their Sliver lecture series (March 5th).


Acquisition | Permanent collection of the CNAP



DAW / Double Agent White – the pavilion / large scale installation produced by MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY during his Artist Residency at the Atelier Alexander Calder (in Sache, France) – has been acquired within the permanent collection of the CNAP!

Many thanks for their support to:
– Alfred Pacquement ( Director of the CENTRE POMPIDOU )
– Marie-Ange Brayer ( Director of the FRAC Centre )

Catalog | Phillips de Pury / MOSS

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™s Coracae screen is included within the catalog MOSS: Dialogues between Art & Design, an auction at Phillips de Pury.

Book | Generative Design

MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™’s work is published within Generative Design: Visualize, Program and Create with Processing.

Just received this amazing book from Princeton Press! Most probably one of the best book on the topic! I would highly recommend it  to anyone interested in Graphic, Data visualization, Processing…  (with simple samples codes to get started for the one interested). A very nice present…

Generative Design
Visualize, Program, and Create with Processing
Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Gross, Julia Laub
8 x 11 in / 472 pp / 1500 color illustrations
$100.00 / hardcover
ISBN 978-1-61689-077-3

Publication date: September 2012

Generative design is a revolutionary new method of creating artwork, models, and animations from sets of rules, or algorithms. By using accessible programming languages such as Processing, artists and designers are producing extravagant, crystalline structures that can form the basis of anything from patterned textiles and typography to lighting, scientific diagrams, sculptures, films, and even fantastical buildings.

Generative Design opens with a gallery of thirty-five illustrated case studies, drawn from the work of graphic designers, sculptors, architects, and other visual artists, including Stefan Sagmeister, THEVERYMANY, Eno Henze, Janne Kyttanen, Golan Levin, Jonathan Puckey, Marius Watz and Casey Reas.

A step-by-step how-to manual follows, guiding users through specific, practical instructions on how to create their own visual experiments by combining simple-to-use programming codes with basic design principles. A detailed handbook of advanced strategies provides visual artists with all the tools to achieve proficiency. Generative Design is the definitive showcase, study, and reference for this exciting, emerging field.

Publication | CAADRIA 2012: Beyond codes and Pixels

The work of MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™ is the main subject of a pier reviewed article called “Prototypical Architecture” (title borrowed from THEVERYMANY’s agenda)  by Djordje Stojanovic and featured within  ” CAADRIA 2012 conference: Beyond Codes and Pixels ”.


Lecture | Proto/E/Co/Logics 02

Marc Fornes will give a talk as part of Proto/E/Co/Logics 02 – “the field is open” – symposium curated by Alisa Andrasek and Bruno Juricic in Croatia.


Marc Fornes will give a lecture as part of the ARCHITECTURE + EXPERIMENTATION Conference Cycle 2012 organized by “Maison de l’Architecture du FRAC Centre“.

Tuesday June 26th 2012 – Mediatheque d’Orleans

Lecture / Workshop | TexFab / San Antonio

Marc Fornes will run a Python workshop as part of the “Applied Research through Fabrication” TexFab conference in San Antonio, Tx – April 14-15 2012

Video | Centre Pompidou – Marc Fornes

CENTRE POMPIDOU | Collections contemporaines, Paroles d’artistes, Marc Fornes


111025 Marc Fornes @ TED 2012

Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY™ has been awarded a TED 2012 Fellowship – and will give a first talk at the 2012 TED conference in Long Beach. Looking forward!

111028 @ PIN-UP Magazine

Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY has kindly been featured within the latest issue of PIN-UP Magazine (No. 11, Fall Winter 2011/12) – many thanks to Felix Burrichter.

The feature include the following (and very kind) introduction by Aranda\Lasch:

Marc Fornes, who founded his firm THEVERYMANY in 2002, was among the first architects to convincingly employ scripting and computation in design, and remains one of the most influential. Through workshops all around the world, as well as his heavily trafficked website, Fornes has introduced a generation of students and young practitioners to new design possibilities. Typically seductive, mind-bendingly complex, and lovingly rendered, these forms are now oozing out of every crack in the architecture blogosphere, which Fornes refers to as the “digital soup“. There is nothing how soupy about his own work, however, which stands out not only because of the strange and exciting forms he produces, but because of his maniacal drive to actually build them. In a very short period of time, with the help of very many people, Fornes has managed to build a great number of experimental installations. Neither buildings nor models of buildings, they are fabricated from industrial materials, support weight, and create inhabitable space – examples of what Fornes calls “prototypical architecture.” They’re never easy to do but in the end it’s the accountability of built realization that drives Marc’s computational research, the rigorous investigations of geometry, materials, and assembly bringing the depth often missing in computer renderings. These installations also make the work much more accessible, and lay plain the way that the very many bits of information, the very many exquisitely machined metal parts and the very very many rivets come together in a singular architecture. Building is how these very many become one.

20110800 | TVMNY featured in Scripting Cultures

MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™ featured within:

Scripting Cultures: Architectural Design and Programming from Prof. Mark Burry

Published by Wiley | August 2011

With scripting, computer programming becomes integral to the digital design process. It provides unique opportunities for innovation, enabling the designer to customise the software around their own predilections and modes of working. It liberates the designer by automating many routine aspects and repetitive activities of the design process, freeing-up the designer to spend more time on design thinking. Software that is modified through scripting offers a range of speculations that are not possible using the software only as the manufacturers intended it to be used. There are also significant economic benefits to automating routines and coupling them with emerging digital fabrication technologies, as time is saved at the front-end and new file-to-factory protocols can be taken advantage of. Most significantly perhaps, scripting as a computing program overlay enables the tool user (designer) to become the new tool maker (software engineer). Though scripting is not new to design, it is only recently that it has started to be regarded as integral to the designer’s skill set rather than a technical speciality.  Many designers are now aware of its potential, but remain hesitant.  This book treats scripting not only as a technical challenge, requiring clear description, guidance and training, but also, and more crucially, answers the question as to why designers should script in the first place, and what the cultural and theoretical implications are.
This book:

– Investigates the application of scripting for productivity, experimentation and design speculation.
– Offers detailed exploration of the scripting of Gaudí’s final realised design for the Sagrada Família, leading to file-to-factory digital fabrication.
– Features projects and commentary from over 30 contemporary scripting leaders, including Evan Douglis, Marc Fornes, Sawako Kaijima, Achim Menges, Neri Oxman, Casey Reas and Hugh Whitehead of Foster + Partners.

110706 | THEVERYMANY on Twitter

Stay tuned for the updates on on Twitter :


110706 FIRST PLACE | Creve Coeur, St-Louis, MO

MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY, LLC and VOLKAN ALKANOGLU win the competition for a bus stop in the city of CREVE COEUR (ST-Louis, MO).

Congratulation to the entire team! Looking forward to build it!

110506 FRAC Centre | Assembly (4/40)

FRAC Centre | Assembly | 10% : 4 modules / 40…


110507 TVMNY @ AUDI Urban Future, NYC

AUDI – URBAN FUTURE NYC | Exhibition | New York | 05.07.2011

Design: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ – 3D prints by Z Corporation (link)

Audi / Urban Future  (link) : Project New York developed by Stylepark – curator of the larger Audi Urban Future Intiative – to select emerging firms to execute and curate an aspect of an exhibition during the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City. Architect teams were invited by Architizer (link) [Ryan Quinlan, Programming Director] to imagine a future New York City.  

Openhouse Gallery
201 Mulberry Street, New York
May 7, 12pm-7pm, May 8/9, 11am–7pm

110420 FIRST PLACE | Redondo Beach, California

MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™ and VOLKAN ALKANOGLU have been awarded FIRST PLACE for their Public Art Project proposal for Redondo Beach, California. (Engineering: Will Laufs / Buro Happold)

Congratulation to the entire team! Looking forward to build it!

110406 Centre Pompidou, Paris

Opening April 6th, 2011

Y/Surf/Struc* | Centre Pompidou, Paris (4th floor)

*project part of the permanent collection of the Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Design: MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™ ©2010-11

“from surface condition to structural network”

110209_MF @ Princeton University

Princeton, NJ| Princeton University School of Architecture | Feb 9th | 6pm

Marc Fornes will give a talk on the latest work of THEVERYMANY™ — a small experimental studio focusing on research into the field of design, computation & prototypical structures — and its reality (and exotism into such field) of being a “free electron” not part of (and supported by) any larger academic institution.

Many thanks to Axel Kilian for his kind invitation and Stan Allen for making it possible.


Marc Fornes, Meejin Yoon, Fabian Scheurer, Helmutt Pottman, Casey Reas / Ben Fry, Christian Derix

110321-31_F(AA)SHIONS | AA Visiting School Paris

PARIS | F(AA)SHIONS | AA Visiting Workshop | 21-31st March 2011
Director: Jorge Ayala | Location: Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris

Marc Fornes has kindly been invited to run one of the studio at the f(AA)shions workshop / one of the visiting workshop of Architectural Association School that will be hosted at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris.

Paris AA Visiting School Website – link   |   Application:

Marc will propose to his group a special type of workshop in a two steps process:

# First to be part of the assembly process for an installation by THEVERYMANY™ for the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The piece will be assembled at the Centre** and will give a chance for the students to experience the process &  logistic involved around the physical production of complex morphologies resulting from the development of highly custom protocols of descriptive geometry (written in Python / Rhcommon).

# Then will initiate the students to text based protocols/scripting (RhinoPython/Rhinoscript) – and investigate a similar design approach then the installation through applied exercises on the human morphology and study multiple ways to describe it…

Looking forward…

** in order to be able to enter the closed floor of the Centre each students will need to be personally insured with “responsabilite civile” and to sign a discharge.

100915_ TVMNY in Contemporary Digital Architecture

Dimitris Kottas | Contemporary Digital Architecture: Design & Techniques

Many thanks to Dimitris Kottas for featuring some of MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ works.

“This book presents the latest developments of digital technologies in the field of architecture. It seeks to show how architecture as a discipline has been radically reshaped by the changing technological developments in both hardware and software, and to discuss how these changes have enabled the realization of new and unexpected areas of experimentation. As such Contemporary Digital Architecture demonstrates how all aspects of digital technologies have influenced each stage of the creative process from the initial exploration of ideas to the construction of the final work and its interaction with the user.” – Dimitris Kottas.

Barcelona, 2010. 22.4 x 22.6cm, colour illustrations, 387pp. Paperback.

110221_MF @CCA | San Francisco

San Francisco | CCA / California College of the Arts | 2011 Feb 21st | 7-9pm

Marc Fornes will give a talk on the latest work of THEVERYMANY™.
Many thanks to Ila Berman, Andrew Kudless & Jason Johnson  for their kind invitation.

101112_MF @Woodbury School of Architecture

Los Angeles | Woodbury School Of Architecture | Nov. 12th – 6pm

Marc Fornes will give a talk on the latest work of THEVERYMANY™. Many thanks to Ingalill Wahlroos-Ritter, Barbara Bestor and Jennifer Bonner for their kind invitation.

101001_MF&TVMNY @Greg Lynn Visual Catalogue

VISUAL CATALOG: GREG LYNN’s STUDIO at the University of Applied Arts Vienna includes images of the work of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY™. Many thanks to Greg Lynn, Kristy Baillet & Brennan Buck.

101010_MF @MARK

MARK Magazine latest issue (#28 – Oct/Nov 2010) is featuring an interview of Marc Fornes / THEVERYMANY™ by Terri Peters.


Proposal(s) and Speculation(s) | Click on image

101110_MF @Sci-Arc

LOS ANGELES | SCI-ARC | Lecture Series | Nov. 10 2010

Marc Fornes is part of Sci-Arc Fall 2010 Lecture series – together with: Sir Peter Cook, Patrik Schumacher, David Benjamin, Bernard Tschumi, Coy Howard, Geoff Manaugh, Zvi Hecker, Brandon MacFarlane, Alexis Rochas, Coy Howard, Hans Hollein and Hilary Sample from MOS.

Thank you to the Sci-Arc staff and students for the kind invitation.

100922_TVMNY in Form+Code | Casey Reas

Form+Code a new book from Casey Reas, Chandler Mc Williams and LUST – is featuring Aperiodic Vertebrae V2.0 designed by MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™

“Once the exclusive domain of programmers, code is now being used by a new generation of designers, artists, and architects eager to explore how software can enable innovative ways of generating form and translating ideas. Form+Code in Design, Art, and Architecture offers an in-depth look at the use of software in a wide range of creative disciplines. This visually stimulating survey introduces readers to over 250 significant works and undertakings of the past 60 years in the fields of fine and applied art, architecture, industrial design, digital fabrication, visual cinema, photography, typography, interactive media, gaming, artificial intelligence (AI), artificial life (a-life), and graphic design, including data mapping and visualizations, and all forms of new media and expression.”

Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN 9781568989372
7 x 8.5 inches (17.8 x 21.6 cm)
Paperback, 176 pages

100924-25_MF @Future Of Technology 2010 | Michigan

FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY | Michigan Taubman College | Sept 24-25 2010

Marc Fornes has been kindly invited by Dean Monica Ponce de Leon as guest speaker at the Future of Technology 2010 conference at the University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

Friday, September 24, 2010 1:30 PM–6:00 PM
Saturday, September 25, 2010 10:00 AM–4:00 PM

Rackham Auditorium
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Michelle Addington
Associate Professor, Yale School of Architecture

Michael Batty
Director, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis; Professor of Planning, The Bartlett, University College of London

Keith Besserud
AIA, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill

Julian Bleecker
Co-founder, Near Future Laboratory; Designer, Technologist, Researcher, Design Strategic Projects studio, Nokia Design, Los Angeles

Andrew Borgart
Researcher, Delft University of Technology

Leah Buechley
Assistant Professor of Media Arts and Sciences and Director of the High-Low Tech research group, Media Lab, MIT

Mark Burry
Professor of Innovation, Director, Spatial Information Architecture Laboratory at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology; Executive architect, researcher, Temple Sagrada Família in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.

Michael Cadwell
Professor and Architecture Section Head, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University

Hernan Diaz-Alonso
Founder, principal, Xefirotarch

Evan Douglis
Dean, School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Principal, Evan Douglis Studio

Anna Dyson
Program Director, Associate Professor, School of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Director, Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (C.A.S.E.); Director, MATERIALAB

Marc Fornes

Usman Haque
Founder, Pachube; Director, Haque Design + Research Ltd; CEO, Connected Environments Ltd.

Walter Hood
Principal, Hood Design; Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, College of Environmental Design, University of California, Berkeley

Natalie Jeremijenko
Associate professor of Visual Art, Steinhardt School, New York University

Sheila Kennedy
Principal, Kennedy & Violich Architecture, Ltd.

Axel Kilian
Assistant Professor, Princeton School of Architecture

Sean Lally
Founder, WEATHERS; Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Illinois at Chicago

Linda Loudermilk
Founder, Linda Loudermilk and luxury eco™

Jeffrey Mackie-Mason
Dean, School of Information, University of Michigan

Liat Margolis
Assistant Professor, Landscape Architecture, John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto

Vernon Mays
Senior writer, Gensler; Editor-at-large, Architect Magazine

Heather Roberge
Director, Undergraduate Program of Architectural Studies, Assistant Professor, Architecture and Urban Design, University of California, Los Angeles; Principal, Murmur

Ashley Schafer
Associate Professor, Knowlton School of Architecture, The Ohio State University; Editor and Co-founder, Praxis

Craig Scott
Principal, Iwamotoscott Architecture; Associate Professor of Architecture, California College of the Arts

Eric Sheppard
Professor of Geography, University of Minnesota

Bruce Sterling
American Science Fiction Author; Professor of Internet Studies and Science Fiction at the European Graduate School

Amos Winter
Director, MIT Mobility Lab

100823_TVMNY @Sukkah City | NYC

THEVERYMANY has been selected as one of the 12 winners of the Sukkah City competition who are invited to build a temporary Sukkah structure on Union Square, NYC.

Please join us for the opening on Union Square – September 19th.

Jury: Michael Arad, Ron Arad, Rick Bell, Allan Chochinov, Matias Corea, Paul Goldberger, Steven Heller, Natalie, Jeremijenko, Maira Kalman, Geoff Manaugh, Thom Mayne, Thomas de Monchaux, Ada Tolla, Adam Yarinsky.

Sukkah City 2010 Winners: (on 600 entries)
Dale Suttle, So Sugita, and Ginna Nguyen – New York, NY
Henry Grosman and Babak Bryan – Long Island City, NY
Ronald Rael, Virginia San Fratello – Oakland, CA
Kyle May and Scott Abrahams – New York, NY
Peter Sagar – United Kingdom
tinder, tinker – Sagle, ID
Matthias Karch – Berlin, Germany
Matter Practice – Brooklyn, NY
Volkan Alkanoglu – Los Angeles, CA
Bittertang – Brooklyn, NY
SO-IL – Brooklyn, NY

100809-12_MF @St Louis | Wash. Univ. | Workshop

Material Resonance | August 09-12, 2010

St. Louis | Washington University | Sam Fox School of Art and Design

Material Resonance will be a four day, intensive workshop focused on practical application of Rhinoscripting or Grasshopper.  The workshop will also train participants in CNC fabrication using MasterCAM and the Washington University DIL fabrication lab.  There will also be demos of the new plug-ins Firefly and Kangaroo. 
The workshop is meant for professionals or students with a working knowledge in Rhinoceros.  Prior experience with Grasshopper or Rhino VB scripting is not necessary.  The workshop will start from first principles and cover topics from tessellation, components and connections to part organization, nesting and labeling.

Marc Fornes /  THEVERYMANY ( RVB scripting )
Andy Payne / LIFT Architects ( Grasshopper )
Kenneth Tracy / Associated Fabrication ( MasterCAM )

Sponsored By McNeel Rhinoceros

100610-12_TVMNY @MIAMI | AIA Convention |McNeel

TVMNY @ AIA National Convention | Miami | June 10-12th 2010

Marc Fornes has been invited by McNeel US to display a piece within the Software pavilion.

That new prototypic structure has been produced at Penn State.

Many thanks to David Celento & Jamie Heilman at PSU for the invitation & support.

Image of the prototype | place holder for more…

(images and full credits to come…)

100505-07_MF @TexasTech | Workshop(2)

Marc Fornes will be teaching a three days Rhinoscript workshop at the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University.
(Invitation: Christian R. Pongratz)

100423-25_MF @PennState | Workshop

Marc Fornes will be teaching a three days Rhinoscript workshop at Penn State: Stuckeman School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
(Invitation: David Celento)

Note: the workshop will be followied in the next two weeks by the production and assembly of a new prototypic structure / installation…
more to come…

100401_TVMNY @ CHICAGO | Extension Gallery

CHICAGO | Extension Gallery | Opening Thursday 1st April
THEVERYMANY will present a new prototypic structure…
(FM lecture @ 6pm)

Design: THEVERYMANY / Marc Fornes
Research team: Marc Fornes, Skylar Tibbits, Brandon kruysman, John Proto
Production team: Mathew Staudt, Brandon kruysman, John Proto + many…
Assembly team: Marc Fornes, Mathew Staudt, Brandon kruysman, John Proto + many…

625 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

(invitation: Paula Palombo)

100325_TVMNY @ PARIS | Synesthesie Galerie

PARIS | Galerie Synesthesie | Opening Thursday 25th March
THEVERYMANY will present a new prototypic structure…

Design: THEVERYMANY / Marc Fornes
Design team: Marc Fornes, Mathew Staudt
Assembly team: Marc Fornes, Skylar Tibbits, Veronica Emig + many…
Fab: Jared Laucks

15 rue Denfert Rochereau

100205_MF @TexFab | Rhinoscript Workshop

Marc Fornes will be teaching a two sessions Rhinoscript workshop at the University of Arlington, Texas.
(Invitation: Kevin Patrick McClellan)

100127-29_MF @TexasTech | Rhinoscript Workshop

Marc Fornes will be teaching a three days Rhinoscript workshop at the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University.
(Invitation: Christian R. Pongratz)

090907_TVMNY @LYON(FR) | Galerie Roger Tator (3)




LYON (FRANCE)| nEdg| Galerie Roger Tator | 090907
THEVERYMANY (Marc Fornes, Skylar Tibbits, Mathew Staudt, Jared Laucks)
(invited as part of “parcours raisonance” of the Lyon Art Biennale)
14 September – 27 November (extended…)

n|Edg” as the sum of its parts:
2 compound surfaces
2796 individual surfaces (from 3 to n edges)
5375 holes

n|Edg” assembly is written within continuous series of investigations at different scale:

– the overall: development of protocols of surface relaxation – in order for the surface to generate best fit curvature in response to fix hanging or support points (floor, ceiling, walls) as curvature – despite generating apparent complexity – also provides natural structural stiffness.

– surface description (or sampling): re-understanding the resultant surface as series of points – which densities are relative to the degree of curvature – the more curvature the more points and eventually parts.

– surface reconstruction (or tessellation): previous work focused on describing complex surfaces with flat components – after working for different “high end” architectural and design practices – the only way to keep pushing non standard environments is to introduce the economy of parts as part of the equation – therefore early tests were first looking at ways to triangulate complex surfaces – and therefore strategize on panels cut within flat sheets of material – which very quickly evolved toward what is now the trendy “arrays of quads” components paradigm. “n|Edg” is now investigating the reconstruction of a surface with polygonal parts going from three edges to (n) number of edges.

– informed customization: each part is similar though not identical – its change of size and proportion is therefore allows to describe different radius of curvature – but also local re-reading of orientation is driving the length and width of branches – the flatter, the wider in order to provide more surface alike coverage.

top surface reconstruction

bottom surface reconstruction

pattern extract

090907_TVMNY @LYON(FR) | Galerie Roger Tator (2)(Assembly)

LYON (FRANCE) | nEdg | Galerie Roger Tator | 090907
THEVERYMANY | Marc Fornes, Skylar Tibbits, Mathew Staudt, Jared Laucks
(invited as part of “parcours raisonance” of the Lyon Art Biennale)
14 September – 27 November

Few night shots…
(timing: end of assembly – before final surface twicks)





090907_TVMNY @LYON(FR) | Galerie Roger Tator (1)(Assembly)

LYON (France) | nEdg | Galerie Roger Tator 090907
(invited as part of “parcours raisonance” of the Lyon Art Biennale)
14 September – 13 November

While waiting for a screws delivery for a new installation (due to open tomorrow!) I have finally few minutes to start posting images from that one…

4 suitaces (flying from New York to Lyon)
81.6kg (max weight allowed for two people + tolerances)
38.274 m2
0.025” thick Golden Anodized Aluminum
22 sheets 4’*8’
6 days to CNC cut
2796 individual panels (from 2 to n edges)
2796 tags (3 to 5digits)
5375 holes
6500 rivets (or 13 boxes)
5 rivet guns

10 days installation
10 people


091104_TVMNY @NYC | Material Connexion

THEVERYMANY @ BITS’N PIECES | Material Connexion | New York
Opening November 4th 2009
Invitation: Dries Verbruggen with Alissia Melka-Teichroew & Jan Habraken
Material Connexion

Once more many parts…

091014_MF @CHICAGO | ACADIA_(Rhinoscript Workshop)

Marc Fornes will be teaching a three days Rhinoscript workshop in Chicago as part of the ACADIA conference
Invitation: McNeel US – Scott Davidson

091001_TVMNY @LYON | Galerie Roger Tator (proposal)(2)

LYON (France) | n|Edg | Galerie Roger Tator 091409
(invited as part of the “parcours raisonance” of the Lyon Art Biennale)

Few more images sent as part of an early proposal:
OPT01 | “Up Down” | inverted terrain

OPT02 | “Ground up” | inflated morphology

Early tests of “surface reconstruction”:

090925_TVMNY @LYON | Galerie Roger Tator (proposal)

LYON (France) | n|Edg | Galerie Roger Tator 091409
(invited as part of the “parcours raisonance” of the Lyon Art Biennale)

Despite the installation has already open – I am somehow forced to respect the linear story telling of the blog format – so here are the very first images sent as proposal to the Galerie Roger Tator…

Here the focus of the research was to investigate the tessellation of a double curve surface beyond triangle and arrays of quad – is it possible to generate parts going from three sides to n number of sides?

%d bloggers like this: