"Complexity and Convention", an exhibition curated by Greg Lynn, to open at the Yale School of Architecture
Opening on Thursday, January 12 at the Yale School of Architecture in New Haven, “Archaeology of the Digital: Complexity and Convention” is a new exhibition that considers the integration of digital technologies in architecture practice during the 1990s and 2000s. The exhibition, which is... View full entry
Greg Lynn: The future of glue in architecture is bright
Glue is the future of architecture. At least that’s how architect Greg Lynn sees it. And he’s not alone. “Mechanical assembly is already waning in many industries,” Lynn says. “An airplane now is glued together. A car now is glued together. Even a lot of appliances are being glued together.” So why not skyscrapers?
— New Scientist
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"The Architectural Imagination" Venice Biennale participants revealed
Twelve firms, including Greg Lynn Form, MOS Architects, Preston Scott Cohen Inc., and Zago Architecture have been selected by curators Cynthia Davidson and Mónica Ponce de León to create speculative architectural presentations for the 2016 U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The presentations... View full entry
On the ground: UCLA's year-end student expo, RUMBLE, includes flying robots, seceding cities and much more
The big catharsis for UCLA Architecture and Urban Design comes by way of RUMBLE, an all-school expo held at the end of the academic year, that includes student work, final reviews, program installations, and lectures. Mixing content from students, practitioners, critics and faculty, the event... View full entry
On the Ground: UCLA's new IDEAS campus
Archinect recently took a field trip to Playa Vista, a quiet community minutes from the ocean in west Los Angeles, to check out UCLA’s new satellite architecture campus, IDEAS. Entirely housed within a 13,000sqft airplane hangar, the campus is used by architecture students in the... View full entry
Back to Never Land: Chicago exhibition honors remarkable never-builts
The exhibition re-envisions a series of urban environments that are typical for Chicago in order to examine alternatives to the way architecture engages the city. It is a collaborative effort by five teams – David Brown, Alexander Eisenschmidt, Studio Gang, Stanley Tigerman, and UrbanLab – determined to find potentials for spatial, material, programmatic, and organizational invention within the city.
— City of Chicago
Same as it never was? What inspires a city to look back on abandoned plans? Along with the success of A+D Museum's "Never Built: Los Angeles", and anticipating the Bay Area's "Unbuilt San Francisco", The Atlantic Cities took a look at "City Works: Provocations for Chicago's Urban Future" at Expo... View full entry
Archeology of the Digital
Now is the time stop starting with "in the future" in relationship to digital technology. This show will tell, "in the past digital technology did this." It is time to write its history.
Greg Lynn aims to pull the curtain on the digital positioning of sci-fi and other camps and record the history of the subject for what it really is or was. This could help the recent debates of what is what, and, depending on the curation, place certain legacies in place. View full entry
UCLA launches new IDEAS Platform with Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn and Thom Mayne headlining
UCLA A.UD today launched the new IDEAS platform to encourage research collaboration between school and industry. Following is the official announcement: UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) today announced the launch of IDEAS, a new platform for cross-disciplinary research collaborations... View full entry
Watch Live: Digital Systems: Theory + Practice; Keynote by Greg Lynn
The Panelists will explore the theoretical approaches to Digital fabrication and tooling systems, as well as the various implications and practical applications of digital fabrications and their impact on the practice and pedagogy of architecture.
Greg Lynn and Mark Foster Gage's new book being presented at AIA
Co-editor Mark Foster Gage will present Composites, Surfaces, and Software: High Performance Architecture. Composites, Surfaces, and Software: High Performance Architecture explores how computer technologies and digital fabrication techniques give architects unprecedented tools for crafting performance and aesthetics through cross-disciplinary collaboration.
— AIA Website