Follies Shower
Follies Tower
Follies Shower
Follies Tower
Follies Shower
Follies Tower


Wren House Studio : Suburban Follies : Structures for the Residential Landscape : 1994

Originally commissioned as self-assembly garden structures, these suburban follies included a viewing tower, a shower enclosure and the pavilion.

All structures were seen as readily manufacturable from stock wood sections and represented a development of earlier proposals for a commercial manufacturer.

The tower was designed as an articulating structure with fold down platforms suggesting states of repose and movement, i.e standing, leaning, sitting or jumping. The shower enclosure was designed with a garden water storage tank shower filled from a garden hose.

The inversion of urban/suburban imagery was the conceptual backbone for the project e.g. shower/watertank, viewing tower/skyscraper as implied in the shadows.

The constructions were presented in drawings and models in the Suburban Follies exhibition, curated by Robert Reuter at Gallery North in Setauket, New York.


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