A convergence of art and computational design

Folly

Folly is the latest in a series of sculptures with artist DeWitt Godfrey, where complex mathematics and computational design have come together to produce a unique piece of art.

This sculpture comprises 140 interconnected corten steel hoops (known as frustums), prefabricated in sections and then brought together on site to complete the 6 tonne artwork. Our computational design team, p.art, undertook a series of complex analyses and testing with computer software and models to find the desired optimal form.

Though Folly is part of a private collection, previous iterations – Odin, Enspire and Louis – were designed as research projects and public pavilions across the USA, and it is planned that more will follow in the future.