The Generative Folly

The Generative Folly was a week long building workshop with students from the Canterbury School of Architecture’s Third year Interior Architecture and Design BA and the MA Architecture courses. It was run in collaboration with Hanif Kara from Structural Engineers AKT II to come up with design solutions for the deployment of a repetitive timber module.

130 elements were prefabricated in the Canterbury workshop and over a week students developed competitive proposals, carried out structural tests and finally collaboratively assembled a completed ‘folly’ structure. The finished item reacted to the well loved cedar tree at the heart of the Canterbury Campus and formed a welcoming social and celebrant archway into the UCA site for students, visiting guests and members of the public alike.

Credits: AKT 2 Structural Engineers; David Di Duca of BAT Studio; Canterbury School of Architecture.

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