In an effort to investigate the growing intersection between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, materials, and building techniques between the two disciplines, the League partnered with Socrates Sculpture Park to establish “Folly,” a competition to design and build a contemporary interpretation of an architectural folly at the sculpture park in Long Island City. This commission also occasioned a panel discussion and several presentations of work by a small group of current architects and designers.
To see the Folly 2013 winner, finalists, and submission themes, click here.
Published: October 9, 2012; Updated: June 18, 2013
The League and Socrates sit down with the 2012 and 2013 winners of Folly to talk about tree wood.
Installations images and renderings of the winning entry by Toshihiro Oki, Jen Wood and Jared Diganci.
Installations images and renderings of the winning entry by Jerome Haferd and K. Brandt Knapp.
An interview with the winners of the 2012 Folly competition co-organized by the League and Socrates Sculpture Park.
A brief response to a panel discussion about contemporary architectural pavilions and follies held at the League on January 11, 2012.
On the occasion of the 2014 Architectural League Prize competition call for entries, explore the final installment of interviews with the 2013 winners. This week, principals from Lcla Office and Young Projects discuss their work and ideas.
A conversation between Seung and Bergdoll about the Korean architect’s influences, his interest in emptiness and site, and the public role of architecture today.
View a series of interviews with and lecture videos of the firms selected for the 2013 Emerging Voices program.
Check out an essay by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger about cultivating investment in breakthrough clean energy technologies as well as our recently released curated reading list—The 5KL Reader—providing an overview and introduction to themes and debates central to The Five Thousand Pound Life.