THURSDAY 26 FEBRUARY 2015

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Marc Fornes, the founder of THEVERYMANY and the winner of WAN 21 for 21 Award in 2014, has recently delivered another exciting project, the Vaulted Willow in Edmonton, Canada.
The Brooklyn-based experimental architect built this project in line with his long-term research work that evolves around light weight monocoque shells made of a series of thin planar elements. Speaking about the Vaulted Willow, Marc Fornes describes it as: “An architectural folly exploring lightweight, ultra-thin, self-supported shells through the development of custom computational protocols of structural form-finding and descriptive geometry whilst producing permanent public art space for wandering and play. The project’s aim is to resolve and delineate structure, skin and ornamentation into a single unified system.” Marc describes the striated skin of the pavilion as an intricate assembly of structural shingles. They are similar, yet unique, digitally fabricated stripes that overlap through their extended tabs to double material thickness. The architect goes on t

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