Date: Monday 8 November 2004
Running time: 110 mins
The recent inexpensive and ubiquitous use of digital technology for design and manufacturing has been credited with introducing spline surfaces to architectural and industrial design. The contribution is not just these new shapes, but an entirely new dimensional sensibility of calculus, that is, infinitely defined components within a continuously defined series. Preoccupations with harmony, proportion, synthesis and holism, as well as the continuity between structure, fenestration, surface and ornament, will become increasingly prevalent in the fields of architectural and industrial design as architects come to understand the aesthetic principles implicit in the adoption of digital tools. Greg Lynn is the principal of Greg Lynn FORM, established in 1994. His degrees in philosophy and architecture have led to a combined awareness in his work of the realities of construction and design with the speculative and theoretical potentials of writing and teaching. He has taught and lectured around the world. His architectural designs have received numerous awards and have been exhibited in both architecture and art museums.
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