DAPPLED LIGHT OF THE SUN

Artist: Conrad Shawcross
Fabricator: Ken Ware Engineering
Profiling: Cutting Technologies

 

A fractal array of decaying tetrahedra designed in close collaboration with the Artist for the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts.


The rule-based arrangement comprises 25 tonnes of weathering steel, profile cut and welded into more than 6000 tetrahedra and supported on tripods.


Proportion studies, rule-based arrangements, CNC cutting patterns, structural analysis, tripod design and scheduling by Structure Workshop.