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.
In the third installment of interviews with this year’s Emerging Voices, accompanied by videos from the lecture series, Donald Chong, Betsy Williamson, & Shane Williamson of Williamson Chong Architects and Mauricio Rocha Iturbide & Gabriela Carrillo Valadez of TALLER |MauricioRocha+GabrielaCarrillo| discuss their work.
Susana Torre draws on a 1977 League exhibition and publication on women in the architectural profession to consider the influence that feminism has had on architecture and urban planning and to reflect on how the discourse has and has not changed.
Announcing the five teams selected to participate in a design study, held in partnership with the Center for an Urban Future, that seeks to articulate new architectural, financial, and programmatic possibilities for New York’s branch libraries.
On the occasion of the announcement of the 2014 recipient of the Norden Fund grant, Kerry O’Connor, we highlight two travel reports in our ongoing series featuring grantee’s projects through their essays, photographs, and sketches.