Recent Lecture: Marc Fornes + Will Laufs

Wed Oct 27th 6pm- EMPAC Concert Hall

“Ouvrage D’Art: The Art of Prototypica”

Marc Fornes is a registered Architect DPLG and founder of THEVERYMANY™, a New York based studio engaging Art and Architecture through the filter of systematic research and development into applied Computer Science and Digital Fabrication.

His prototypical structures and unique organic environments are included within the permanent collections of the Centre Pompidou, the FRAC Centre and the CNAP. Fornes’ on going involvement with academia includes co-starting with Francois Roche (n)Certainties, a graduate studio mixing custom computational protocols with open ended narratives, at Columbia University, the University of Southern California and Die Angewandte in Vienna.

Will Laufs works in the field of structural, facade engineering and specialty structures design in North America and worldwide. He earned a structural engineering PhD from RWTH Aachen/Germany, is a PE-licensed structural engineer in the US and also holds an international welding engineering degree (IWE).

He is constantly focusing on the use of new materials, transparent glass, enclosures, challenging international structures with complex geometries and architectural building elements, where 3D-structural form-finding and detailing have an important influence on the aesthetic appearance and identity of space.

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