ACADIA (Association of Computer Aided Design in Architecture) is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the ACADIA 2014 Design Agency Conference to be held at the USC School of Architecture in Los Angeles the week of October 23-25, 2014. Co-chaired by Dr. David Jason Gerber, Alvin Huang, AIA and Jose Sanchez, this highly anticipated event will bring an international audience of innovative design educators, researchers, and practitioners together for a week of design focused workshops, lectures, panels, presentations, and exhibitions that will push the boundaries of contemporary design technology and define new paradigms for design thinking.
Marc Fornes is a registered “Architect DPLG” mixed with a fine connoisseur in computer science. Hidden under his label THEVERYMANY™ he is one of the leading figure in the development of computational protocols applied to the field of design and fabrication. He defines his research and practice’s agenda as a quest for ”Explicit and Encoded,” “Precise Indetermination,” and “Progressive Geometry” all seeking “Unconventional Futures.”
Marc FORNES, “Computational Skinning: Trials and Errors”
7.00 pm / Lichthof 2
University of Applied Arts, Vienna
Oskar Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna, AUSTRIA
Photo: Stephane MURATET
AIA NY celebrates the work of its New Practices New York 2012 winners tonight at The Center for Architecture.
The New Practices New York 2012 competition winners are: ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS; Christian Wassmann; formlessfinder; HOLLER architecture; The Living; MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY; and SLO Architecture. New Practices New York honors firms that have utilized unique and innovative strategies, both for the projects they undertake and for the practices they have established.
New Practices New York 2012
6.00-9.00 pm / The Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York, New York 10012
Thanks to all those who submitted to suckerPUNCH’s NYC Casino/Convention Center Competition. All results are linked below.
registration begins 05.14.12
submissions due 08.13.12
awards: US $2500 total and publication on suckerPUNCH
Project: Innovation Pavilion
Location: Rawls College of Business Administration | Texas Tech University
The Rawls College of Business Administration on the Texas Tech Campus will be a Gateway Pavilion, which celebrates the notion of education, communication and innovation with an aesthetically pleasing addition to the cultural qualities of the Texas Tech community, and resonates with a larger audience.
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
marc FORNES / volkan ALKANOGLU: CONCEPT | The design of the Opera House is based on an integrated process that allows for a wide range of solutions and strategies to solve many challenges simultaneously. Interrelated to these design building issues are approaches on landscape integration, sustainability, environmental strategies, plant efficiency and economic viability of the building form. By recognizing and exploiting these multi-layers of interactions, the building design will advance to the status of a global landmark representing Busan and South Korea worldwide.
suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
marc FORNES / THEVERYMANYTM ©2011: nonLin/Lin Pavilion – is a prototype which engages in a series of architectural experiments referred to as text based morphologies. Beyond its visual perception of sculptural and formal qualities, the prototypes are built forms developed through custom computational protocols. The parameters of these protocols are based on form finding (surface relaxation), form description (composition of developable linear elements), information modeling (re-assembly data), generational hierarchy (distributed networks), and digital fabrication (logistic of production).
Overall size: 6.3m *2.5m *3m
The sum of its parts:
– 1640 parts
– 757 unique stars connections
– 883 panels (11 unique types)
– 5 days CNC cutting
– 30 sheets 4*8’ of ½” thick Polyethylene
– 8 people – 72hours assembly time