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 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." Due to the facility's design success, the team has created an extension to the project called, <em>Sticks II</em>.