Haresh Lalvani (Architecture, Faculty)

AlgoRhythms Column, 2004, folded titanium sheet
Bruce Gitlin

Computer algorithms, developed by Lalvani, are applied to the folding of metal into forms that reveal the structural morphology of the material and used to produce decorative objects, sculpture, and building structures, such as this 9-foot tall titanium column that is part of MoMA’s permanent collection. Lalvani’s groundbreaking work has been recognized by the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in Fine Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Institute for Architectural Education.