Design Research Matters
Greg Lynn would often tell us that a good architect should always be ready for a commission when it comes along. The way you do that is to have a constant stream of design research happening behind the scenes that is "in progress" or "WIP". Then, when a commission comes, the craft that you've been developing is now ready for prime-time. At FFD, that advice has helped us be ready for opportunities that arise. The MARS Pavilion is a good example of design research coming to fru
MARS Pavilion Says "Farewell"
The MARS Pavilion is saying goodbye to the Los Angeles skyline! Come wish it farewell with music, drinks, and many instagrammable opportunities. The pavilion has had a significant impact on the LA cityscape, including many impromptu encounters with tourists, wanderers and curious patrons of the arts (see photos from the community below). Designed by Ron Culver and Joseph Sarafian of Form Found Design in collaboration with Walter P. Moore engineers, this pavilion is derived fr
MARS Pavilion Lands in LA
The MARS Pavilion, (originally commissioned by Amazon) is on display now at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in the Los Angeles Arts District. Thanks to our sponsors CTS Cement and Helix Steel, Form Found Design is happy to open up the experience to the public, showing off FFD's digitally designed, and robotically fabricated concrete pavilion. Made entirely out of unique concrete cast elements that are bolted together, the result is a form greater than the sum of its pa