MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™

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THEVERYMANY at the opening of the FRAC Centre

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

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

photo courtesy David Basulto (FlickR)

110929 THEVERYMANY @MateriO Self-Structure

MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY is part of the exhibition Self-Structure organized by MateriO at the Lieu du Design in Paris (30 Sept – 17 December 2011).

110719 TVMNY win BOFFO Building Fashion

Exciting news:  TVMNY win BOFFO Building Fashion 2011 Design Competition! (link)

MARC FORNES // THEVERYMANY™ will be designing Irene Neuwirth‘s Pop Up Store in New York! (Sept. 22 – Oct. 5 2011)

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.

110506 FRAC Centre | Assembly (4/40)

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

Design: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ ©2011

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”

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