Archive for THEVERYMANY
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
Look what just arrived @THEVERYMANY – our very own Bonzini foosball table!
Point of view: while currently most of the architecture research studios are investing in over trendy DIY 3D printers (the new laser cutter!) – we on the other end believe that a professional foosball table can potentially generate more creativity since not as formatting as a medium of production while triggering far more productive exchange – and 100% more
It is official: we are happy to announce that our LOUIS VUITTON – YAYOI KUSAMA Pop Up Store is the recipient of the A+ Jury Award (link) within the pop up store category!
Collaboration LOUIS VUITTON – Yayoi Kusama
Executive architect: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY is featured on World Architecture News (WAN) as practice of the week: http://www.wantoday.com/Mar_13_NR/1/
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY will lecture at Die Angewandte (University of Applied Arts Vienna) as part of their Sliver lecture series (March 5th).
We are pleased to announce that LOUIS VUITTON – YAYOI KUSAMA Pop Up store is a finalist for the A+ Awards for Commercial / Pop Ups typology .
The project is currently competing for the Jury Award and Popular Choice award.
We need your support in the popular choice award – please vote for the project here:
Collaboration LOUIS VUITTON – YAYOI KUSAMA
Executive architect: MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY
Innovation: first carbon fiber self-supported shell applied to architecture
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY won the commission for their 1% Artistique proposal (Public Art project) for the INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique) in Rennes, FRANCE!
Many thanks for the support:
- INCEPTION Gallery, Paris
ACQUISITION / PERMANENT COLLECTION
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 )
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has been selected by the Public Art San Antonio (PASA), a division of the Department for Culture and Creative Development for the City of San Antonio – for the 2013 Capital Projects Artist Pool (CPAP).
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™’s Coracae screen is included within the catalog MOSS: Dialogues between Art & Design, an auction at Phillips de Pury.
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…
Visualize, Program, and Create with Processing
Hartmut Bohnacker, Benedikt Gross, Julia Laub
8 x 11 in / 472 pp / 1500 color illustrations
$100.00 / hardcover
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.
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™ is kindly featured within the latest article from Preston Scott Cohen ” The Hidden Core of Architecture” published within Harvard Design Magazine #35.
Interesting… not sure if temporality is not only a necessary by product in order to artificially capitalize building experience as large physical objects (since the only thing one can afford when self-founded) and therefore hopefully trust from potential clients to grow experimentation in scale and eventually permanency…
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™’s Atelier Calder project “DAW / Double Agent(s) White” is featured within Stanislav Roudavski‘s article entitled “Frontier Learning” published in the vol 101 Sept/Oct issue of Architecture Australia.
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 ”.
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
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™ ‘s piece for Art Paris – and commissioned by Inception Gallery, Paris – is featured in the latest issue of “Le Journal des Arts” (#365 | 16-29 March 2012)
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
CENTRE POMPIDOU | Collections contemporaines, Paroles d’artistes, Marc Fornes
Within a Paris / New York / Lausanne team of Architects and Engineer - MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™ is part of one of the 12 teams shortlisted for the second turn of the competition for the EPFL - Espaces et pavillons sur la place Cosandey
TEAM ( Paris / New York / Lausanne ) :
in Paris :
OFF ARCHITECTURE SARL
PHILIPPE RIZZOTTI ARCHITECTES
SAMUEL NAGEOTTE ARCHITECTURES
in New York :
MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™
in Lausanne :
INGPHI SA LAUSANNE
Construction budget : 20 Milions CHF
- Un Montreux Jazz Lab ;
- Un pavillon d’accueil et de présentation de l’EPFL, un lien d’interface entre la technologie
et la culture.
- Un pavillon culturel et artistique
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™ is featured within ” The Future Of Architecture ” in the latest issue of “ Beaux Arts ” Magazine (March 2012)
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™ nonLin/Lin Pavilion project is featured within the latest issue of Design Bureau (# January/February 2012).
Alan Seban – President of the Centre Pompidou – photographed under “y/Surf/Struc” by Marc Fornes & THEVERYMANY and published within Beaux Arts Magazine.
ps: the installation is still on the 4th floor…
Marc Fornes / Irene Neuwirth / Faris Al-Shathir in the New York Times…
(…/…) “the architect Marc Fornes to transform a former jewelry boutique into a phantasmagoric concept store, with terrarium displays and gold, coral-shaped scultures that looked liked something out of “Barbarella”
All the congrats to Faris! and many thanks for the invitation to Boffo!
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY has been awarded one of the “New Practices New York 2012″ by the AIANY.
Many thanks to the jury and the AIA NY (American Institute of Architects New York Chapter)
MARC FORNES / THEVERYMANY™ is featured within the latest issue of “ Connaissance Des Arts ” Magazine (N0 700 – January 2012)
p98-99 : ”Marc Fornes dans la troisieme dimension“
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!
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.
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).
Marc Fornes has been awarded a residency at the Atelier Calder (link)
Many thanks for their kind support to:
- Alfred Pacquement (President Atelier Calder / Director of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, Centre Pompidou)
- Marie Ange Brayer (Director FRAC Centre)
Marc Fornes has been featured by Felix Burrichter from PIN UP Magazine (link) as part of 10 emerging architecture offices in New York - together with Aranda\Lasch, Leong Leong, Peter Macapia, Marc Kushner,…
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)
BOFFO / Building Fashion | Benefits | Tonight! (link)
The 5 architects winners for the designer’s pop up store will be revealed tonight.
We’ll be there
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.
- 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.
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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!
Design: MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™ ©2011
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.
201 Mulberry Street, New York
May 7, 12pm-7pm, May 8/9, 11am–7pm
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!
MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™ has kindly been invited to the GLOBAL Design: Elsewhere Envisioned exhibition & symposium in NYC.
GLOBAL Design: Elsewhere Envisioned | Exhibition | NYU | Opening May 25th.
NYU Gallatin Labowitz Main Gallery, One Washington Place on May 25, 2011.
GLOBAL Design: Elsewhere Envisioned | Symposium | NYU | May 26th.
“The Executive Committee of Architecture at Gallatin, NYU will present the 2011 GLOBAL [Global Local Open Border Architecture and Landscape] speaker series and exhibition. The event is entitled; GLOBAL Design: Elsewhere Envisioned.
GLOBAL Design NYU has as its mission to bring together current designers, educators, and innovators who are clustered in certain locations, but whose work is far-reaching in outlook.
The GLOBAL Design lecture series are comprised to showcase potent innovation processes as it relates to visionary architecture, urbanism, ecological planning, and how this process of innovation ties to education.
In our inaugural year the panel discussions bring together world-renowned urbanists, historians and theorists. We are excited to offer the exhibition this year at the prestigious NYU Gallatin Labowitz Main Gallery, One Washington Place on May 25, 2011.”
MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™ and VOLKAN ALKANOGLU have been shortlisted for a Public Art Project in Creve Coeur, MO.
Engineering: Will Laufs / Buro Happold
Design in progress / more to come…
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”
MARC FORNES :: THEVERYMANY™ and VOLKAN ALKANOGLU have been shortlisted together for a Public Art Project in Redondo Beach, California.
Engineering: Will Laufs / Buro Happold
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.
MODELS OF DESIGN IN THE AGE OF COMPUTATION
Marc Fornes, Meejin Yoon, Fabian Scheurer, Helmutt Pottman, Casey Reas / Ben Fry, Christian Derix
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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…
** 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.