Gehry Partners' Fondation Louis Vuitton: Crowdsourcing Embedded Intelligence


  • Tobias Nolte,

  • Andrew Witt


The complexity of the mass-customised forms of Gehry Partners' new art museum in Paris, the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la création, has taken high-definition simulation techniques and embedded intelligence to a new level. Tobias Nolte and Andrew Witt of Gehry Technologies describe how the realisation of the Fondation required the development of a 3D concurrent design system that could synchronise hundreds of participants. This self-optimisation system has enabled both ‘intricate collaboration and unprecedented engineering’. The benefits have been far reaching, ranging from the detailing of tolerances to material constraints.