LA based architect Greg Lynn was born in 1964 in North Olmsted, Ohio. Greg is a busy man as the the leader and owner of the Greg Lynn FORM office. In addition, Greg is a tenured professor of architecture at University of Applied Arts Vienna and a studio professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Department of Architecture and Urban Design, and a visiting professor at the Yale School of Architecture and a director at the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. (I'm exhausted already just thinking about it!)
Lynn's latest works begin to explore how to integrate structure and form together as he discovered some biomorphic forms are inherently resistant to load. He is also one of the forerunners in exploring and integrating the tools of digital fabrication, into the process of design and construction. Greg has also taught at Columbia Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation and ETH Zurich.
This summer, the Hammer Museum will present a new sculptural work by Los Angeles-based architect Greg Lynn. A fantastical attraction for visitors of all ages, Fountain will be sited in the Museum’s outdoor courtyard. As the title suggests, the work is a functioning fountain made out of large plastic found children’s toys that have been cut and reassembled in multiple layers, with water spouting from its top and pooling at its base. Constructed with more than fifty-seven prefabricated plastic whale and shark teeter totters welded together and unified by the application of a white automotive paint, Fountain will be a gathering place for the warm summer months.
Greg's Fountain is the first architecture and design project guest-curated by architectural historian Sylvia Lavin. As part of Hammer Projects, Lavin will organize a new project approximately once a year over the next three years that will present new works by architects and designers. These projects will be sited in different locations around the Museum.
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