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  • Jennifer BIRKELAND, Hiroshi JACOBS, John-Paul RYSAVY, & Jonathan A. SCELSA, "The Anamorphic Hut." Model.
    new york NEW YORK & washington DC

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    Jennifer BIRKELAND, Hiroshi JACOBS, John-Paul RYSAVY, & Jonathan A. SCELSA: Is it folly to contradict pre-existing space and simultaneously resonate with site? The goal of this folly is to create a form that exhibits tension as an object created a priori to a given situation, and simultaneously one which is driven by the specifics of its surroundings.

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  • Warren TECHENTIN, "La Cage aux Folles."
    los angeles CALIFORNIA

    La Cage aux Folles is an interactive installation, built within the courtyard of Materials & Applications in Los Angeles. The structure consists of 346 individual pipe pieces and 6,357 total feet of structure. Embracing both the “cage” and the “folly,” La Cage aux Folles joins form, computational procedures, and fabrication processes to create a dynamic, climbable structure.

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  • Moon Monster, an architectural folly
    brooklyn NEW YORK

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    adam DAYEM: The term folly is considered to have been derived from two different French words: folie, meaning pleasure or delight; and feuilée, which quite literally refers to a leafy arbor. A folie is associated with miscalculation, foolishness and extravagance; it often serves no apparent purpose beyond some mythic or folkloric association. A feuilée, on the other hand, has nothing to do with spectacle and ostentation, but is about embracing nature in a more modest way.

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  • Ribbon Folly
    beijing CHINA

    suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.

    virginia MELNYK: The Ribbon folly is a design proposal for an urban folly. Unlike a typical folly located in a rolling english garden the Ribbon folly is surrounded by urban fabric. Therefore its design, instead of mimicking greek or historical architectural styles as traditional follie does. The Ribbon folly takes the approach to mimic nature and the formations of fluid formations. The swooping pavillion is created by the agglomeration of a singular flowing pattern. The pattern is made from the folding of a continuous sheet of veneer wood.

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