One way for Friedman to break with geometrical conventions was to work with random shapes as shown in the project about amorphous architecture. And also working with material fit to be used to form many shapes, as shown in the principle of Crumpled Sheets. Breaking conventions was also shown by means using well known shapes and images for buildings as in his Tall Building Esthetics. This is he how Friedman showed colleagues in architecture during a conference in 1997 that there is no need for the convention of working with geometrical shapes as the technical possibilities are there to realize practically any shape.
Related projects and studies
–Space Chains, 1970
–Lamellar Structures, 1990
–Protein Structures, 1992
–Moebian Structures, 2000
–Irregular tensegrity, 2000-2005
–Exhibition Musee d’Art Contemporain Lyon, 2007