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To start: Featured Designer - Greg Lynn. Reading is one key to being great.
Greg Lynn is a brilliant architect always pushing the boundary of the calculus and computer-aided design frontier . . . while remaining playful! (Which is what makes it complete for me.) He is known as a pioneer of blob architecture
An easy intro:
". . .Force and motion thought of as form."
"Symmetry is the absence of information."
On the use of steel:
"Highly efficient, but also produces decorative effects that are very beautiful and organic."
His designs range small to large scale.
from a molded titanium tea/coffee set:
www.unicahome.com (Can you use aluminum, so I can buy it?)
to mind-boggling living spaces:
to sensational architecture:
3 of 17 Books:
Materials for the Study of Variation Treated with Especial Regard to Discontinuity in the Origin of Species