Folly/Function is an annual juried competition engaging architects to design and build a project for public use at Socrates Sculpture Park. The 2018 competition asked entrants to propose movable outdoor seating for the park.
Join Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League for the unveiling of RRRolling Stones, the outdoor modular seating designs developed by HANNAH.
RRRolling Stones is a moveable outdoor seating system made from 3D-printed concrete printed at the Cornell Robotic Construction Laboratory in Ithaca, New York. Executed in layers of a special cement mixture reinforced with nylon fibers, the seats’ striated surfaces reveal their incremental manufacturing process.
At this evening’s opening reception, Leslie Lok and Sasa Zivkovic of HANNAH will discuss their design and moderate a live demonstration of the 3D printer’s operations on site at Socrates Sculpture Park. Following the demonstration, the Park presents its monthly Jazz Series with live jazz outdoors.
Folly/Function, a partnership of Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York, is supported with a generous grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, and made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.