Architecture firm Hou de Sousa creates a multi-functional outdoor educational facility for New York’s Socrates Sculpture Park

            <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/07/0708272fc78bd95fe662ab3bc5a91068.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" />In 2016 the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/161/brooklyn" rel="nofollow" >Brooklyn-</a>based firm <a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/150099877/new-york-s-dynamic-duo-hou-de-sousa-blends-their-passion-for-detail-and-spatial-adaptability-into-beautifully-composed-projects" rel="nofollow" >Hou de Sousa</a> submitted a winning proposal for the Folly Competition held by the Architectural League of New York and Socrates Sculpture Park. The goal of the project was to create a newly designed open-air education facility that would act as a permanent replacement to the previous facility which was severely damaged during a storm. Hou de Sousa created a structural space - frame design out of standard dimensional <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/17153/wood" rel="nofollow" >lumber</a>. The structure's&nbsp; interconnections formed a structural space-frame which acts as a wall and roof system for the facility. Appropriately called <em>Sticks</em>, the project was intended to "ornamentally highlight the design strategies being deployed as well as prototypically demonstrate potential implementations of this construction method at future locations."&nbsp;Due to the facility's design success, the team has created an extension to the project called,&nbsp;<em>Sticks II</em>.

Sticks II site axon. Image © Hou de

Sticks II built facility. Image © Hou d…

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