Greg Lynn habla de las bases matemáticas de la arquitectura y de cómo el cálculo y las herramientas digitales permiten a los diseñadores modernos ir más allá de las formas tradicionales de construcción. Una gloriosa iglesia en Queens (y un juego de té de titanio) ilustran su teoría.
Greg Lynn is the head of Greg Lynn FORM, an architecture firm known for its boundary-breaking, biomorphic shapes and its embrace of digital tools for design and fabrication.
Why you should listen to him:
Who says great architecture must be proportional and symmetrical? Not Greg Lynn. He and his firm, Greg Lynn FORM, have been pushing the edges of building design, by stripping away the traditional dictates of line and proportion and looking into the heart of what a building needs to be.
A series of revelations about building practice -- "Vertical structure is overrated"; "Symmetry is bankrupt" -- helped Lynn and his studio conceptualize a new approach, which uses calculus, sophisticated modeling tools, and an embrace of new manufacturing techniques to make buildings that, at their core, enclose space in the best possible way. The New York Presbyterian church that Lynn designed with Douglas Garofalo and Michael McInturf, collaborating remotely, is a glorious example of this -- as a quiet industrial building is transformed into a space for worship and contemplation with soaring, uniquely shaped and tuned elements.
In a sort of midcareer retrospective, the book Greg Lynn Form (watch the video) was released in October 2008; recently, Lynn has collaborated with the video team Imaginary Forces on the New City installation as part of the MOMA exhibit "Design and the Elastic Mind." In November 2008, FORM won a Golden Lion at the Venice Bienniale for its exhibition Recycled Toy Furniture.
"There are architects who love the Parthenon. Greg Lynn has a thing for the blob."Time.com's Time 100 2005
Greg Lynn on the Web
- Book: Greg Lynn Form
- Video: Students of Greg Lynn
- Faculty: UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design