// bio_morphis : shapes of life // formes de vie
 
architecture practice / workshop / research studio


Adaptative facade modelisation for office tower, London
Pavilion proposal for Hyde park, London
Landscape art installation, Western Isles, Scotland
Pavilion proposal for Battersea Park, London

Practice
Workshop
Research Lab

biomorphis is an architecture & design practice dedicated to a sensitive approach to architecture based on adaptive systems, sustainability and art.

 
Aesthetic values

Architecture and art are now at the mid-point of innovative adaptations and articulated complexities. The tensions turn to forces shaping space and become fields of responsiveness.

 
New Design Media

We focus on generative design rooted in computational and practical methods and encourage a playful attitude required to keep exploring and generate innovation.

The formal possibilities inherent to our design media are only limited by our imagination.

 
Artistic agenda

biomorphis aims to be at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies in order to provide flexible, adaptive & affordable design.

Design decisions reflect
comprehensiveness and our holistic approach to art, architecture, landscape & geology.

Welcome to biomorphis

The studio encourages collaborations with talented artists from multiple fields.

Our studio is located in an artist community of designers, painters, sculptors, filmmakers and many more..

Since we do not restrict our services to particular projects, we ensure that our teams are formed with the highest level of expertise for each project.

 

biomorphis is run by Pierre Forissier (qualified architect / ARB registered )
graduated from the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Paris-Belleville

Pierre Forissier is a Teaching Fellow in Computer Aided Design at The University of Edinburgh.

He also co-runs 'Synthetic Formations' as an Architectural Design Tutor at ESALA.

He has gained extensive experience in UK and worldwide within a wide range of international practices:

Zaha Hadid Architects
cre8architecture
jmarchitects
LDPInternational

 

 

 

 

biomorphis ltd
Drill Hall, Studio 37
36 Dalmeny Street
EH6 8RG Edinburgh UK

Tel:+44(0)131 208 1165

mail@biomorphis.com

 

 

news     CSGN Ideas Competition 2014 finalist

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The Canopy

After 50 years of globalisation, agriculture has recently seen a boost from "local sourcing" in food production. Communities involved in this shift are seeking a reduction on their dependency on non-local sources od supply.
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Turning Waverley station into a temporary greenhouse
Waverley, with its simple glass roof unfolding under the North Bridge does not look like a train station: it rather looks like a giant greenhouse. So why not pretend for a while that it is a greenhouse along with a food market..
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      Edinburgh International Festival

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Synthetic Biology:
Where Organic Meets Digital

Synthetic biologists, designers, artists, engineers and architects worked together at Edinburgh International Festival to explain key concepts of Synthetic Biology.
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Installation:
Interactive projection by biomorphis

The projection is a virtual articulated sculpture which unfolds when dancers scan a 3D printed model of a tRNA messenger. The sculpture represents a protein chain growing from a ribosome .

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    Leith Regeneration - Leaf Walk

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...Leith regeneration
Cycling through Edinburgh in between roof-tops on the tracks of the former Caledonian Railway's Leith New Lines. The new route will provide a direct access from East Edinburgh to Pilrig park cycle tracks and the West..
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... & The Leaf Bridge

The bridge structure has been developped with an optimized pattern of simple straight timber boards suspended from two main kevlar cables. Simple complexity.

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      Boreal House-Scotland

 
A house in the Highlands
The house is for an artist as a place to retreat from the world. The concept of the house is to experiment how nature spontaneous forces can shape in a boreal region of the world
   
             
 
Wild landscapes and fields of forces
The Scottish Highlands are geological formations where nature can be seen at its bare form: Wind, light and rocks. The house will be the pure expression of the intersections and layering of these elements, and still offer the ever changing vistas onto nature.
 

 
             
 
Moving event

The deep layering is expressed in the roof shape itself: a weave -within a weave- within a weave.

The view of the house for hillside walkers will be a moving event daytime or night-time when the house should be seen as an 'extra-ordinary' organism shaped by nature forces.

   
             


    Cellular Habitat

 
A perfect mathematic structure..
The variety of forms in nature seems endless. Patterns can derive from mathematical rules. Patterns can derive from mathematical rules. Habitats can derive from patterns.
   
             
 
...transformed by a cahotic process
The pavilion is a temporary proposal for a historic hall. It reflects new built orders and hidden rules in contrast with those of its classical backdrop. 
   
             
 
Optimized compromise

A genetic algorithm is no guarantee of beauty but the outcomes can be striking. The matrix of self assembling timber cubes expresses the invisible forces of life and death that affect each brick.

   
             

 

   

Pier - Isle of Cres- Croatia
Collaboration with Bojana Vuksanovic


 
Pier on Cres island
The City of Cres in Croatia in association with the European Union is developping a new access to the sea from its main seafront promenade. The main purpose is to allow disabled people a safe way down to the water.
 
             

 

New Seascape

The pier is composed of two main elements: the carved stone ramps & a timber deck. The stone ramps slowly grade down to provide a smooth experience to all people and redefine the bay in 3 areas. Shallow-water bathing, Sunbedding and Rental Boats access.
 

             

 

   



 
Lagos Island
Park & Ride facility

Collaboration with Hylomorph.

Proposed parking facility to be located on Campbell Street / Catholic Mission Street in Lagos Island. Hybrid park & ride artefact expanding commuting network via Eko Bridge and Carter Bridge.

 
             

 
Fern Towers
An air fern is a name given to a product that is composed of a species of marine animals collected for curiosity. Despite a ressemblance to plants, they are actually shells, dried colonies. Fernlike structures are composed of many small chambers, where animals once lived. These are the Fern Towers
 

             
 
Holyrood Abbey
Temporary Art Installation
Death of an era taken-over by 'mechanic systems'. Folded flat metal sheets (otherwise known as flat quads) with an order imposed from without. The source of the structure apparent activity is not the whole itself but its meticulously folded parts.
 
             
 
Khams Shamat - Syria Pavilion & canopy

Collaboration with GROSS.MAX.

Pavilion hiding under a canopy. two distinct objects for one project. Incidental disruption of a common walk in Khams Shamat park for a new cafe shading under a matrix.

 


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