Architecture for the table
by Adeline Seidel | 11/12/2017
There are many architects who are passionate about designing not only buildings, but also small structures for everyday use. Why is that so?
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Lynn graduated cum laude from Miami University (OH) with degrees in Architecture and Philosophy, and Princeton University with a Master of Architecture. He is distinguished for his use of computer-aided design to produce irregular, biomorphic architect
ural forms, as he argues that with the use of computers, calculus can be implemented into the generation of new architectural expressions. Lynn has written extensively on his design philosophies, first publishing the book "Animate Form" in 1999,
funded in part by the Graham Foundation. Lynn's New York Presbyterian Church in Queens, New York, with Douglas Garofalo and Michael McInturf is an early project which used vector-based animation software in its design conception. He is credited with coin
ing the term 'blob architecture'. He was profiled by Time Magazine in their projection of 21st century innovators in the field of architecture and design.
Lynn's latest works begin to explore how to integrate structure and form together as he d
iscovered some biomorphic forms are inherently resistant to load. He is also one of the forerunners in exploring the possibilities in digital fabrication, in how to bring these complex forms into reality, in terms of constructability and economics. Lynn h
as taught at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation, ETH Zurich, and Yale School of Architecture. He is currently a faculty member at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and
head of a master class design studio at University of Applied Arts Vienna.
Prior to starting his own firm, Greg Lynn worked in the offices of Peter Eisenman and Antoine Predock.