Top Quotes by Greg Lynn

When my kids were toddlers, they had all these rotomolded plastic things. My life became surrounded by big, hollow plastic toys – from the scale of playhouses down to rocking horses, and everything in between – which we would then take to the secondhand store. But we’d get sentimentally attached and hate to see them go.

Greg Lynn

As sustainability becomes more and more of a concern, we’re going to see more plastics.

Greg Lynn

Plastics, as a material, are very nasty, but as an alternative to, let’s say, a brick, which seems really natural, they start to look pretty good. They’re very low energy to produce, very lightweight to transport and construct. That’s why they’re so popular.

Greg Lynn

Before computers, you’d start designing using shapes of cubes. Now I can start with something like a handkerchief, an object that doesn’t have strong inside and outside boundaries or much closed volume.

Greg Lynn

Without a computer, every point on a structure has to be calculated with reference to everything else. But by using a PC, I can create complex curves that don’t have radii or centers.

Greg Lynn

By supporting all the links in the building chain and giving them an easy, intuitive tool for sharing model-based project information, GTeam enhances workflows and improves communication from design through to fabrication and assembly.

Greg Lynn

It’s most satisfying to have an effect on the public realm – deep down I think it’s what every architect wants to do.

Greg Lynn

I really like the pop culture materials of everyday life, but used in some way that elevates them to something you notice and care about.

Greg Lynn

A very big percentage of small-scale construction is plastic. But it’s some horrible beige plastic made to look like wood.

Greg Lynn

With everything that I design, from a church to a plate to skyscraper to a spoon. I am always thinking about voluptuous volumes and spaces.

Greg Lynn

It’s incredibly exciting to know people are using and living with the things I create.

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The clothes I like are not necessarily tailored.

Greg Lynn

What’s interesting about architects is, we always have tried to justify beauty by looking to nature, and arguably, beautiful architecture has always been looking at a model of nature.

Greg Lynn

It turns out it’s not rocket science to design a sacred space.

Greg Lynn

To go back to architecture, what’s organic about architecture as a field, unlike product design, is this whole issue of holism and of monumentality is really our realm. Like, we have to design things which are coherent as a single object, but also break down into small rooms and have an identity of both the big scale and the small scale.

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