Marc Fornes is a practicing architect and a sculptor all rolled into one! His mammoth creations are not only delightful to watch but are also unbelievably lightweight. His fertile imagination and sculpting skills help him push the limits of form, structure, and space.
Marc’s website ‘theverymany.com’ puts it quite succinctly, “Somewhere between architecture and art, each public project aims to provide an otherworldly experience for its visitors, while also contributing to the visual identity and social life of its place.”
THEVERYMANY is Marc’s New York-based studio where he creates large-scale organic, thin-shell structures. His works blend art and architecture together to create delightful works of art that provide a unique spatial experience to visitors.
Marc is a master in computational design and endeavors to expand his architectural and artistic parameters by implementing complex techniques. He creates his unique designs through codes and computational protocols and has discovered newer ways to make complex curvilinear self-supported surfaces into a series of flat elements for efficient fabrication.
Marc, in collaboration with artist Jana Winderen, constructed a lightweight, ultra-thin self-supported shell structure with engineered sounds at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York. It’s described as “a vibrating sound experiment that aims to transform architecture into animated sensible form.”
Marc has also taught at University of Michigan, Princeton, and Harvard and co-founded ‘(n)Certainties’, a graduate studio at Columbia University. He has also curated for the European section at the 2008 Architecture Biennale in Beijing, Republic of China. In 2007, he designed and launched scriptedbypurpose.net, that showcased the scripted processes within the design.
Marc was the project architect for an experimental Mediatheque in Pau, France, where he undertook extensive material research and geometrical development. This would’ve have been the largest self-supported carbon fiber shell.
Marc’s awesome designs can be seen on his Instagram page and his website, besides other sites on the web.