explicit and scripted processes within design


– ” the very many ” – is a simple assembly of three words : “definite article” (ie Explicit) + “adjective-modifier” (ie Variables) + “plural” (ie Multiplicity). Combined as a motto, it addresses contemporary cultures as complex and intricate systems…

– ” theverymany ” – identifies a Collective of people as well as a Collection of experiments which engage the field of design via protocols of “precise indetermination”.



Marc Fornes, Architect DPLG, is the founder of THEVERYMANY,, a design studio and collaborative research forum engaging the field of architecture via encoded and explicit processes.

In 2004 he graduated with a Master of Architecture and Urbanism from the Design Research Lab of the Architectural Association in London after having previously studied in France and Sweden.

Marc’s work experience in France, La Reunion and UK includes ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS, where he was the project architect, from competition to tender documentation, for an experimental Mediatheque in Pau. During his three years on this project he directed the material research and geometrical development for the largest self-supported carbon fibre shell to date.

Marc has led workshops and appeared as a guest critic at the Architectural Association, The Royal College of Art, Pratt Institute, Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. He continues developing his research and blog in New York City.



“research on tesselation of nurbs surfaces into sets of planar surfaces non-tringulated (from 4 up to 8 vertecies)”

Marc Fornes / theverymany

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