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.
Announcing the winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize.
A three part feature considering the past, present, and uncertain future of the Arverne Urban Renewal Area, an important but vulnerable public asset.
A feature exploring the winning proposal, SuralArk, by Jason Timberlake Austin and Aleksandr Mergold, and some notable entries and themes of the 2014 competition.
Nordenson and Phifer reflect on several of the projects they have completed together and their conceptual approach to collaborative practice as the continuous development of a shared sensibility.