greg lynn FORM
Over the past three years the office of Greg Lynn FORM has produced projects that challenge traditional ideas about architectural design methods. The work has integrated the computer in its design process in an increasingly innovative manner. Used as a tool to investigate design decisions dynamically through animations and the moving section, and to represent the project both in 2D and 3D in Cabrini and Cardiff, the computer then plays a part in the generation of forms in response to programmatic exigencies in the Yokohama project. Finally, in the Port Authority competition, the most recent project, Lynn models forces on the site, using the advanced inverse kinematics capabilities of Alias Poweranimator. This charting of forces on the site then inflects the design.
The office views the incorporation of state of the art hardware and software - SGI Indigo and Indigo Extremes, running Alias, Wavefront and SoftImage (grateful acknowledgement is made by Greg Lynn FORM to Alias and Wavefront for the donation of their software)- as a set of tools to investigate architectural performance within the framework of theories based on performance parameters that are only now being theorized in architecture. Greg, as perhaps the leading voice in the development of these theories, is informed by the work of Prigogine, Thom, Bateson, Deleuze, Thompson, Irigaray, Kwinter, et. al..
projects | CARDIFF BAY OPERA HOUSE | YOKOHAMA PORT TERMINAL | PORT AUTHORITY TRIPLE BRIDGE GATEWAY | CABRINI GREENE URBAN DEVELOPMENT COUNTERPROPOSAL | ANIMATIONS
CGI imaging for Cardiff, Yokohama, and Cabrini by Ed Keller, Straylight Imaging and Design, NYC, on an SGI Indigo xs24 using SoftImage. Ed can be reached at email@example.com.
CGI imaging for Port Authority project by Greg Lynn on an SGI Extreme running Alias. All Greg Lynn FORM Animations rendered by Greg Lynn using SGI/Alias, and Microstation on a 486. Greg Lynn may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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