Folly 2014 winner SuralArk to be installed at Socrates Sculpture Park in May
By Bustler Editors|
Thursday, Apr 3, 2014
Out of 170 submissions, Austin+Mergold's SuralArk recently won the Folly 2014 competition. Co-sponsored by The Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park, the annual competition invites young architects and designers worldwide to propose contemporary interpretations of the traditional architectural folly.
The jury also selected 10 Notable Entries. SuralArk will be designed and built at the Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY starting May 11 til Aug. 3, 2014. The opening event will be from 2-6 pm, free admission and open to the public.
Check out photos of the winning project below.
"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."
"Conflating the form of an overturned ship and a typical suburban house, SuralArk will provide shelter for respite and contemplation for thousands of park visitors this spring and summer. The large-scale installation—part ship, part house—will span more than 50 feet with an elevation of 16 feet."
"Representative of the increasingly blurred lines between city, suburban environments, and rural living, Austin + Mergold’s SuralArk will be covered by a patchwork of vinyl siding—a typical material often used on nearby Queens residences."
"At Socrates, SuralArk will be light permeable and emit a warm glow as the sun bleeds through its surface. The upturned ark echoes the park’s past while considering the future, as a possible escape from rising tides that submerged the park in October 2012 during Super Storm Sandy."
The project was selected by a jury of architects and artists including Chris Doyle, artist; John Hatfield, Socrates Sculpture Park; Enrique Norten, TEN Arquitectos; Lisa Switkin, James Corner Field Operations; and Ada Tolla, LOT-EK.
Images courtesy of Folly 2014 competition.
Click the thumbnails below to see this year's Notable Entries.
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