architectural coincidences at the park

a new exhibition called a foolish summer with the participations of seven modern-day artists takes place at park frankendael—one of the oldest parks of amsterdam. 

for the exhibition, every artist designed their own architectural construction called “follies”. in the 19th century, so-called “follies” were structures built for no purpose other than as an ornament. 

this “folly” designed by the dutch artist berend strik is a steel house structure. it needs some attention to get noticed: i can’t decide if it’s because of the density of the trees—so it’s disappearing—or because it’s in such a harmony with the surroundings and feels like it has always been there. 

there is nothing like a sign or a guide to find it—it’s just popping up while walking at the park. this encourages the eyes to realize and the brain to think about.

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photos & text: dilan saray

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