Folly 2014

Notable Entry, Folly 2014, 

The Architectural League NY / Socrates Sculpture Park


Folly is a competition co-sponsored by The Architectural League and Socrates Sculpture Park that 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. Folly was established 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. Now in its third year, Folly attracted over 170 submissions in 2014. – from the architectural league NY. 


Vestibule +

A vestibule is a lobby, entrance hall, or passage between the entrance and the interior of a building. -Wikipedia

Looking at the gate on Broadway a few blocks away from it, we already knew the park was there. Seeing through the gate over the park at the end of the road, we felt the park had come to us too fast and naked. The thin gate was standing still there whispering very low that we were about to cross the intangible boundary. We trespassed. Everything happened so fast and painless.

Thinking about Folly, we imagined a never realized vestibule that should have captured the grand moment of entering into the park.

Teamwork with Kyuseon Hong (

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