MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY™

PRACTICING AT THE INTERSECTION OF ART + ARCHITECTURE ^ COMPUTATION

090717_TVMNY @NYC | BRIDGE GALLERY (2)


Echinoids | THEVERYMANY | Bridge Gallery | 2009 | nyc


“-oid” is derived from the Latin suffix -oides taken from Greek and meaning “having the likeness of”. Thus it is a suffix much used in the sciences and mathematics to indicate a “similarity, not necessarily exact, to something else”.
Thus Rhomboid means “like a rhombus”. Because -oid denotes similarity, not necessarily exact, but can also denote exactness, in chemistry the suffix refers to a very large class of related compounds, natural and/or synthetic. Examples include steroid (of which sterols are just one smaller group) and alkaloid.
(ie wikipedia)


From many parts…
Long. 13.5ft – Larg. 5ft – Height 7.5ft
530 modules
25 Sheets (4*8″) Walnut veneer (800 Sft) + olive oil
1600 of Elastic bras straps (Brown, Black, Navy Blue)
4500 screws

To logistic of parts…
Lacing time: 1/2h/module – 40 modules/day!

“RUSTIC COMPUTATION”…


THEVERYMANY | Marc Fornes with Skylar Tibbits, Mat Staudt

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