Marc Fornes is the architect behind very unique and distinctive architectural structures and eye-catching architecture design used to embellish spaces or as a structure.
He leads the studio THEVERYMANY, based in New York, specialized in large-scale, site-specific structures that unify skin, support, form, and experience into a single system. Over the last ten years, Marc has designed and built a number of organic, thin-shell constructions that push the limits of form, structure, and space. This body of work is situated between the fields of art and architecture, with particular focus in the realm of public art. Each public artwork aims to provide a unique spatial experience for its visitors, while also contributing to the visual identity of a place and catalyzing community engagement. This practice is propelled by Marc’s expertise in computational design.
THEVERYMANY represents a body of research that continues to advance new parametric outcomes and implement complex techniques in architecture and beyond. Each project evolves previous inquiries, and further investigates design though codes and computational protocols, addressing new ways to describe complex curvilinear self-supported surfaces into series of flat elements for efficient fabrication.
Some of these architectural structures are in iconic places like the Centre Pompidou (Paris), where Y/STRUC/SURF is part of the permanent collection, the FRAC Centre (Orleans, FR), and the Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York). Marc has also exhibited at the Guggenheim, GGG Art Basel Miami, Art Paris and sold at auction at Phillips De Pury.
The design research of the studio is deeply rooted in the development of computational protocols and means of digital fabrication. Over the last ten years, the studio has invented and further developed “Structural Stripes,” a building system by which custom-designed parts form complex, self-supporting curvilinear surfaces.