Field & Frame,   2013

Competition: Folly 2013
Sponsor: The Architecture League and Socrates Sculpture Park, 2013
Team: Sean Gaffney
Site: Long Island City, NY
Size: 576 sqf
Status: Concept

Traditionally a folly sits within a landscape in order to serve as an object to look at and from. Instead of reconstructing a landscape through framed views, Field & Frame reconstructs a landscape through a structural field of vertical elements. Socrates Sculpture Park is a flat, horizontal site occasionally broken by vertical trees. This folly implies the movement of a gently cascading landscape through a field of tilted vertical elements held by a horizontal plane. It grafts an “other” landscape onto the site by using the linear language of the fields and trees present 2.jpg 5.jpg 4.jpg 3.jpg