Tom Wiscombe (November 5, 2008)

Tom Wiscombe describes his practice as extracting architectural implications from natural, biological, and adaptive systems. He is interested in the relationship between structural, mechanical, and tectonic systems, and their integration as a way to develop form and space. Wiscombe presents several multi-optimized or multi-purpose systems that can be seen in nature as a lead-in to his own work. Wiscombe stresses that he is not seeking to develop the most efficient structural or mechanical systems, but rather an architectural vocabulary that favors speciation (variations and hybrids), with elements that can be understood as ornament but are still functional.


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