Folly: 1. the state or quality of being foolish; stupidity, rashness. 2. a foolish action,mistake, idea, etc. 3. a building in the form of a castle, temple, etc., built to satisfy a fancy or conceit, often of an eccentric kind.
- How will the folly relate to the public space and the landscape, as well as the rest of the masterplan?
- The folly could have an element of humour, relating to the definition foolishness – could be achieved via a point of social commentary, satire.
- There could be a contrast between the sculptural forms and a mundane element.
- ‘There are particular spots from which to observe a folly that must be rediscovered by each viewer each time’ – the folly should be surprising. The viewer should discover new elements as they move around it and experience it from different positions. Each revisit should produce a slightly different response.
- How will the viewer interact with the space? What kind of paths will be created through and around the folly?
- The folly structures new meaning through public contact.
- Quality of impermanence.
- ‘Fragmentary images extrapolated from a one point source… could regroup in a different configuration’.
- ‘Poetic tension prevents the follies from being inconsequential’.