Monday, June 14, 2010

I have now been posting personal work about computational morphologies on since 2005 – it is now finally time to work on a new skin for THEVERYMANY™ and also update many yet non published projects.


Note: that new website is still a Work In Progress - pages are susceptible of changes – therefore links also - so for the time being please only direct to /

Marc Fornes

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Saturday, May 08, 2010

100505-07_MF_Workshop@TexasTech (2)

Marc Fornes will be teaching a three days Rhinoscript workshop at the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University.
(Invitation: Christian R. Pongratz)

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Friday, April 30, 2010

THEVERYMANY has moved (temporaly)

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Marc Fornes

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

100423-25_MF_Rhinoscript @ PennState

Marc Fornes will be teaching a three days Rhinoscript workshop at Penn State: Stuckeman School of Architecture & Landscape Architecture
(Invitation: David Celento)

Note: the workshop will be followied in the next two weeks by the production and assembly of a new prototypic structure / installation...
more to come...

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

100401_TVMNY @ CHICAGO | Extension Gallery

CHICAGO | Extension Gallery | Opening Thursday 1st April
THEVERYMANY will present a new prototypic structure...
(FM lecture @ 6pm)

Design: THEVERYMANY / Marc Fornes

Assembly team: Marc Fornes, Mathew Staudt, Brandon Kruysman, John Proto + many...
Production team: Mathew Staudt, Brandon Kruysman, John Proto + many...
Research team: Marc Fornes, Skylar Tibbits, Brandon kruysman, John Proto,...
Fab (metal): Jared Laucks

625 N. Kingsbury Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654

(invitation: Paula Palombo)

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

100325_TVMNY @ PARIS | Synesthesie Galerie

PARIS | Galerie Synesthesie | Opening Thursday 25th March
THEVERYMANY will present a new prototypic structure...

Design: THEVERYMANY / Marc Fornes
Design team: Marc Fornes, Mathew Staudt
Assembly team: Marc Fornes, Skylar Tibbits, Veronica Emig + many...
Fab: Jared Laucks

15 rue Denfert Rochereau

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100324_MarcFornes @ PARIS | ENSAPM

Conférences et discussion avec les étudiants, Mercredi 24 mars 2010
Dans le cadre du Master 2 P10 Digital Knowledge
Amphithéâtre 2. / 17h30-19h30 ; accès libre

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Thursday, March 11, 2010


Consulting: Design Research on a "Leaf Table"

THEVERYMANY (MARC FORNES, Skylar Tibbits, Mathew Staudt)
August / September 2009

JORIS LAARMAN LAB | Friedman Benda, New York

"Leaf Table", 2010, Resin, Steel and Aluminum
28 3/4 x 79 1/2 x 79 1/2 inches 73 x 201.9 x 201.9 cm
Photo courtesy Joris Laarman Lab and Friedman Benda, New York (via Dezeen)

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

100212-0428_TVMNY @ NYC | Guggenheim Museum

GUGGENHEIM | NEW YORK, NY | Contemplating the Void
Fev 12th to April 28th 2010
THEVERYMANY has been invited to exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum, New York as part of the show CONTEMPLATING THE VOID - the exhibition will display a vision from the void of the museum from 300 artists and architects.
(invitation: David van der Leer, Assistant Curator Architecture & Design Guggenheim Museum, New York)

February 12–April 28, 2010

Since its opening in 1959, the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed Guggenheim building has served as an inspiration for invention, challenging artists and architects to react to its eccentric, organic design. The central void of the rotunda has elicited many unique responses over the years, which have been manifested in both site-specific solo shows and memorable exhibition designs. For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim Museum invited more than two hundred artists, architects, and designers to imagine their dream interventions in the space for the exhibition Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum. Organized by Nancy Spector, Chief Curator, and David van der Leer, Assistant Curator for Architecture and Design, the exhibition will feature renderings of these visionary projects in a salon-style installation that will emphasize the rich and diverse range of the proposals received. Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum will be on view at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum from February 12 to April 28, 2010.

Aristotle famously pronounced that nature abhors a vacuum, an idea that still resonates in art today. In designing the Guggenheim Museum, Wright flaunted the notion of the void, leaving the center tantalizingly (or threateningly) empty. Over the years, when creating site-specific installations or exhibition designs for the building, artists and architects have imbued the space with their presences, inspiring unforgettable works by Matthew Barney, Cai Guo- Qiang, Frank Gehry, Jenny Holzer, and Nam June Paik, among others. For the building’s 50th anniversary, the Guggenheim invited scores of artists to leave practicality or even reality behind in conjuring their proposals for the space. In this exhibition of ideal projects, certain themes emerge, including the return to nature in its primordial state, the desire to climb the building, the interplay of light and space, the interest in diaphanous effects as a counterpoint to the concrete structure, and the impact of sound on the environment. Conceived as both a commemoration and a self-reflexive folly, Contemplating the Void confirms how truly catalytic the architecture of the Guggenheim can be.

Submissions were received from all over the world from a wide range of artists, designers, and architects, including emerging as well as established practitioners. Among the many works in the exhibition are projects by artists Alice Aycock, FAKE DESIGN (Ai Weiwei), Anish Kapoor, Sarah Morris, Wangechi Mutu, Mike Nelson, Paul Pfeiffer, Doris Salcedo, Lawrence Weiner, and Rachel Whiteread; designers such as Fernando and Humberto Campana, Martí Guixé, Joris Laarman Studio, and Studio Job; and architects such as Álvaro Siza Vieira Arquitecto, BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), Greg Lynn FORM, junya.ishigami+associates, MVRDV, N55, Philippe Rahm, Snøhetta, Studio Daniel Libeskind, Toyo Ito & Associates, Architects, and West 8. In addition to the exhibition in the Thannhauser and Annex Level 4 galleries, Contemplating the Void will be accompanied by a comprehensive exhibition Web site, which will document each submission and feature introductory essays texts by Nancy Spector and David van der Leer.

The Leadership Committee for Contemplating the Void: Interventions in the Guggenheim Museum is gratefully acknowledged.

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Saturday, February 06, 2010

100217_MarcFornes @ MIAMI | MOCA

MIAMI (FL) | MOCA | Museum Of Contemporary Art | Feb 17th 2010
Marc Fornes will give a talk at the MOCA MIAMI as part of "Time For Design"
(invitation: Lourdes Sanchez Espinel & Kevin McMorris)

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Sunday, January 31, 2010

100205_MF_Rhinoscript @ ARLINGTON | TexFab

Marc Fornes will be teaching a two sessions Rhinoscript workshop at the University of Arlington, Texas.
(Invitation: Kevin Patrick McClellan)

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

100127-29_MF_Workshop@TexasTech (1)

Marc Fornes will be teaching a three days Rhinoscript workshop at the College of Architecture, Texas Tech University.
(Invitation: Christian R. Pongratz)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

100121_withR&Sie(n) @LeLaboratoire, Paris


Research and exhibition credits:

R&Sie(n) / Le Laboratoire
Scenario, design, production: R&Sie(n)
Math process: François Jouve
Computation: Marc Fornes with Winston Hampel and Natanael Elfassy
Robotics design: Stephan Henrich
Physiological data scanning process and design: Gaetan Robillard, Fréderic Mauclere and Berdaguer & Pejus and Mark Kendall on Microneedles.


humor-driven architecture” / R&Sie(n) / Le Laboratoire
Mathematical, physiological, robotic and construction processes for a self-organized collective habitat.


Pitch / "une architecture des humeurs", a research project / exhibition in which the R&Sie(n) architectural practice has worked with a group comprised of a mathematician, programmers, architects and a robotics designer to develop a computational approach based on biological and physiological data scanned from visitors who are put through situations inciting repulsion, stress and pleasure to conceive housing units and urban fragments based on relational protocols. From January 22 through the April 26, 2010, at Le Laboratoire, 4 rue du Bouloi, 75003 Paris


From R&Sie website:
"Un architecture des Humeurs"

From January 22-2010, the studio R&Sie(n) will render visible a project exploring new modes and apparatuses of architectural structuring and transaction:

- One aspect is comprised by computational, mathematical and machinist procedures designed to produce an urban structure following certain protocols. These successive indeterminate, improbable and uncertain aggregations will rearticulate the link between the individual and the collective.

- The other aspect is the scanning of the neuro-biological emissions of each visitor so as to analyze their chemical composition. Until now the collection of information involved in the residential unit protocol has been based on visible and reductive data (area, way of life, number of rooms, mode of access, neighbourhood frontiers).

In contrast, this experiment will provide the occasion for an interrogation of the shadowy “emission of desires” through the scanning of certain physiological signals, and the implementation of a chemistry of the moods of future purchasers taken as inputs generating a diversity of habitable morphologies and the relationships between them.

A signal collection station will be on hand. It will make it possible to perceive these variations and the way in which changes in emotional state affect the emitted geometries and influence the construction protocol.

Animist, vitalist and machinist, “mood-driven architecture” rearticulates the need to confront the unknown, an uncertain and unpredictable nature, in a contradictory manner by means of computational and mathematical assessments.

“Humor-driven architecture” is also a tool that will give rise to “Multitudes” and their palpitation and heterogeneity, the premises of a relational organization protocol.

This research is being carried out with François Jouve, the mathematician in charge of working out dynamic structural strategies; Marc Fornes with Winston Hampel and Natanael Elfassy in charge of computational development; the architect and robotics designer Stephan Henrich; and Gaetan Robillard and Fréderic Mauclere for the physiological data collection station, following a scenario by Berdaguer and Pejus. A second process of collect via “Microneedles” of Mark Kendall will be included.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010


THEVERYMANY / Marc Fornes would like to present his:
Best Wild Wishes for 2010*

* according to the "etiquette" a new year best wishes card should be sent before Jan 1st - that if you are a purist - Jan 15th being the absolut deadline - Jan 14th is therefore more than on time...

As "card" - here is a sample along 2009 of insider views of THEVERYMANY studio in Brooklyn - perfect timing before as changing for a larger space in order to build (and storage) larger projects/structures...

Best wishes -and once again many thanks- to all the people who are making those experiments possible - especially:

To THEVERYMANY collaborators: Skylar Tibbits, Mathew Staudt, Jared Laucks, Brandon Kruysman, Jon Proto,...

To THEVERYMANY academia collegues & friends: Francois Roche (R&Sie), Stephan Henrich,...

(with who I would like to fully share the credits of the work...)

*Aperiodic Symmetries
Jason S. Johnson, Josh Taron, Craig Le Blanc,...
Frazer Van Roeckel, Dolores Bender-Graves, Matt Knapic, Bradena Abrams Reid, Carmen Hull, Peter MacRea, Adam Onulov, Tiffany Whitnack, Jordan Allen, Ryan Palibroda,...

Brandt Graves, Carrie Mcknelly, Elliot White, Troy Zezula, Biayna Bogosian, Christine Rogiaman, Jared Laucks, Scott C. Savage, Al Attari, Brian Doyle, Claire Davenport, Claudia Corcilius, Courtney Song, Gary Mellon, Heidi Bullinga, Kamyar Rahimi, Majda Muhic, Marcelo Ertorteguy, Matthew DeLuca, Melissa Funkey, Otilia Pupezeanu, Sara Valente, Simon Kristav, Shadi Arani, Veronica Emig,...

BANGS collective, Pablo Barría, Begoña Arellano, Claudio Astudillo, José Narea, Marcela Godoy, Linda Schilling,...
Eduardo Hirose, Daniel Concha, Diego Moreno, Juan Pablo Klempau, Felipe Valdebenito, Pablo Banda, Francisco Quitral, Hermann Zbindenn, José Luis Guzmán, Victor Bunster M., Pablo C. Herrera, Tristan Al Haddad,...

Ally Hyun, Trevor Horst, Jesse Vaughn, Joseph Di Cicco, Veronica Emig,...

Eric Deboos, Laurent Lucas, Marie Bassano,...
Anne Vialle, Simon Feydieu, Lou Lucat, Tamara Maes, Sophie Roset, Charlotte Marrel, Benedetto Bufalin,...

*Part(s) for Display
Alissia Melka-Teichroen, Clair Warnier, Dries Verbruggen, Jan Habraken, Lucas Maassen, Kristina Kastro, Trevor Horst, Veronica Emig, Claudia Corcilius,...
Charles Vala, Felipe Sarmiento, Leopold Lambert, Martign Deurloo, Sergio Mannino, Alex Timmer, Remon Van, Den Eijnden, Steve Breman, Tyche Van Eijndhoven,...

To THEVERYMANY venues: Gallerie Roger Tator (Lyon/France) (Eric Deboos, Laurent Lucas, Marie Bassano), University of Calgary (Canada) (Jason Johnson), Bridge Gallery (NYC)(Marilyn Garber), Alga Wimmer Gallery (NYC) (Kelsey Harrington & Christine Yiogaman), Material Connexion,...

To THEVERYMANY sponsors & supports:
McNeel (US & Europe) (especially Bob, Carlos, Scott,...), TDM Solutions (RhinoNest), ASGVIS (VRay),...
Continental Signs (Philadelphia), Point b design, anyline (laser cutting)...
ALLIANCE METALS Inc., QUADRANT (Kress Schwartz),...

To THEVERYMANY followers - Thank you!


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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

090907_@Galerie Roger Tator (Lyon) (3)

LYON (FRANCE)| nEdg| Galerie Roger Tator | 090907
THEVERYMANY (Marc Fornes, Skylar Tibbits, Mathew Staudt, Jared Laucks)
(invited as part of "parcours raisonance" of the Lyon Art Biennale)
14 September - 27 November (extended...)

"n|Edg" as the sum of its parts:
2 compound surfaces
2796 individual surfaces (from 3 to n edges)
5375 holes

n|Edg” assembly is written within continuous series of investigations at different scale:

- the overall: development of protocols of surface relaxation - in order for the surface to generate best fit curvature in response to fix hanging or support points (floor, ceiling, walls) as curvature - despite generating apparent complexity - also provides natural structural stiffness.

- surface description (or sampling): re-understanding the resultant surface as series of points - which densities are relative to the degree of curvature – the more curvature the more points and eventually parts.

- surface reconstruction (or tessellation): previous work focused on describing complex surfaces with flat components – after working for different “high end” architectural and design practices - the only way to keep pushing non standard environments is to introduce the economy of parts as part of the equation – therefore early tests were first looking at ways to triangulate complex surfaces – and therefore strategize on panels cut within flat sheets of material – which very quickly evolved toward what is now the trendy “arrays of quads” components paradigm. “n|Edg” is now investigating the reconstruction of a surface with polygonal parts going from three edges to (n) number of edges.

- informed customization: each part is similar though not identical – its change of size and proportion is therefore allows to describe different radius of curvature – but also local re-reading of orientation is driving the length and width of branches – the flatter, the wider in order to provide more surface alike coverage.

top surface reconstruction

bottom surface reconstruction

pattern extract

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

091212_MF @ Intensive Fields (USC / Los Angeles)

Intensive Fields: New Parametric Techniques for Urbanism
Conference, Harris 101, University of Southern California

Last minute note from the organizator:
"Due to the unprecedented interest in the conference, we understand that the venue has now changed to a larger auditorium, Taper Hall 101, and that a few more tickets have become available."

For some time now, digital technologies have had a substantial impact on architectural design. From the use of standard drafting packages to the more experimental use of generative design tools. But how might these digital technologies - and parametric design tools in particular - help us to design cities?

The conference brings together USC Professors Francois Roche, Marc Fornes, Roland Snooks, Qingyun Ma, Neil Leach, Roland Ritter and Anne Balsamo alongside other leading experts from the world of digital technologies, cultural theory and urban design, including Patrik Schumacher, Manuel DeLanda, Tom Kovac, Marcos Novak, Benjamin Bratton, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Elena Manferdini, Casey Reas and Greg Lynn.

(Entrance is free on registration:

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

090907_@Galerie Roger Tator (Lyon) (assembly) (2)

LYON (FRANCE) | nEdg | Galerie Roger Tator | 090907
THEVERYMANY | Marc Fornes, Skylar Tibbits, Mathew Staudt, Jared Laucks
(invited as part of "parcours raisonance" of the Lyon Art Biennale)
14 September - 27 November

Few night shots...
(timing: end of assembly - before final surface twicks)


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