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IADS: Minimal Complexity

Image courtesy Vlad Tenu

Image courtesy Vlad Tenu
Image courtesy Vlad Tenu

Image courtesy Vlad Tenu
Image courtesy Vlad Tenu

Image courtesy Vlad Tenu

10 June 2012
by Alex Maxwell

Ahead of the opening of Romania’s International Showase exhibition, Minimal Complexity, at Central St. Martin’s new King’s Cross building, a smaller, satellite exhibition will open this month as part of the London Festival of Architecture.


Vlad Tenu is a Romanian architect based in London. His ongoing research focuses on generative computational methods, digital fabrication techniques and interactive design.


His latest protoype in the series, MC/2*, is on show for the duration of the International Architecture & Design Showcase 2012 at the offices of Surface Architects, from 23 June. The concept of creating increasingly complex surfaces with only a few types of types of component is inspired by the principles of self-organisation found in nature, and this is continued with this piece; MC/2* is created with only 2 different types of component, tesselated to form a suprisingly strong structure.



Exhibition: Small-scale explorations of Minimal Complexity

Surface, 51 Scrutton Street, EC2A 4PJ

23 June–23 September

Mon–Fri 13.00–18.00


Exhibition: Minimal Complexity

Central Saint Martins Atrium, Granary Building,

1 Granary Square, N1C 4AA

25 June–3 August

Daily 06.00–02.00