“Sticks” at Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park and The Architectural League of New York are pleased to announce this year’s winning proposal for Folly, an annual juried competition for architects and designers. The 2016 winner is the New York City-based firm Hou de Sousa, with their inventive proposal Sticks. Modeled to fit and complement existing site conditions, Sticks is a simple assembly of standard dimensional lumber interconnected to form a structural frame for educational and community use, as well as for providing art and material storage and display space. Finally, its porous façade reflects the park’s spirit of accessibility and dedication to transparency of process.

Hou de Sousa’s proposal was selected from submissions from around the world and reviewed by a jury of five esteemed architects and artists, comprising Jarrod Beck (artist and 2012 Emerging Artist Fellow), Stella Betts (LEVENBETTS), Lauren Crahan (Freecell Architecture), Giuseppe Lignano (LOT-EK), and John Hatfield (Executive Director of Socrates Sculpture Park). In past years, the Folly program has investigated the intersection between sculpture and architecture through the conceptual framework of “follies”—temporary structures that intentionally served no utilitarian purpose.

Start Date

July 9, 2016

End Date

December 31, 2016


05:00 PM - 05:00 PM


Socrates Sculpture Park 32-01 Vernon Boulevard Long Island City, NY 11101

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