Folds, Bodies & Blobs : Collected Essays by Greg Lynn

By Greg Lynn

Greg Lynn is a exceptional instructor (Columbia college ny, and the collage of California), author, and training architect. This booklet, occasioned via an exhibition of his paintings on the house "Encore...Bruxelles" collects a sequence of theoretical texts that experience paralleled and prompted his layout perform. Its specialise in a restricted set of concerns concerning the connection among geometry and proportional types of the organism seeks to provide a various array of innovations.

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There is a two-fold deterrito23. Two-headed planarian resulting from longitudinal cut rialization in becoming a multiplicity: the loss of internal boundaries allows both the influence of external events within the organism and the expansion of the interior outward. This generates a body that is essentially inorganic. For instance, within a multiplicitous assemblage, each individual defers its internal structure to benefit, by alliance, from the fluid movements of the pack. As the proper limits of individual elements (multiplicity of, say, wolves) are blurred, the pack begins to behave as if it were itself an organism 24.

Thompson to describe the transformations of natural form in response to environmental forces. 15 Thompson provisionally aligned bodies and measure in such a way that particular dissymmetries and disproportions were maintained as events within a deformable, supple, and irreducible geometric system of description. Geometry is no longer a static measure of invariant and unitary characteristics but what Gilles Deleuzeand Felix Guattari have referred to as a "plane ofconsistency" upon which differential transformations and deformations occur.

See Elias Canetti, Crowds and Power (New York. 1984), Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus, and Rene Thorn, Structural Stability and Morj;>hogenesis, trans. H. Fowler (Reading. • 1975). 19. Deleuze and Guattari propose that a body is merely an affiliation of organs (what in other contexts they refer to as "free intensities") that lacks a global organization capable of unifying the disparate elements harmoniously. Such an assemblage is constructed by vicissitude: unpredicted external events put these free elements into a multiplicity of possible relations.

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