The Art of the Prototypical

Series: What’s Next
Date: Monday 26 October 2015
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 74 mins

The lecture will introduce through a series of tests, trials and eventually failures, the empirical research and development of MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY into custom computational protocols of descriptive geometry, structural morphologies, logistics of (re)assemblies and prototypical architectures.

The studio’s obsessive focus and extensive body of work produced over the last ten years (including over thirty five projects of self-supported structures all computationally described via Fornes’ unique protocols for Striped Morphologies or Structural Shingles) is questioning the definition of “Ouvrage d’Art” (currently known as the Art of the Engineering) and proposing the Art of the Protypical, where experiments are appreciated both for the virtuosity of the technique and the pleasure of their spatial experience.

Marc Fornes is a practicing Architect DPLG. He is also a connoisseur in computer science, investigating the design of structural morphologies though computational protocols. Produced under his label THEVERYMANYTM his extensive body of research -addressing ways to describe complex doubly curved self-supported surfaces into series of linear planar elements- is constantly reinventing the field of Computational Skinning. His resulting Prototypical Architectures are part of several museums’ permanent collections, including the Centre Pompidou and FRAC Centre.

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