Folly 2013: tree wood

Folly is a design/build competition co-sponsored by The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park, which invites emerging architects and designers to propose contemporary interpretations of the architectural folly, traditionally a fanciful, small-scale building or pavilion sited in a garden or landscape to frame a view or serve as a conversation piece.

This year’s Folly winner is Toshihiro Oki architect p.c. with team members Toshihiro Oki, Jared Diganci, and Jen Wood, for their project tree wood. As winners, they receive a grant and a two-month residency in Socrates Sculpture Park’s outdoor studio in addition to the opportunity to build the full-scale project for exhibition in the Park.

This publication includes a profile of tree wood, and an interview with Toshihiro Oki, as well as a survey of this year’s finalists and dominant themes from the application pool.

Folly was established in 2011 by Socrates, in partnership with the League, to explore the intersections between architecture and sculpture and the increasing overlaps in references, materials, and building techniques between the two disciplines.