Platform Two – RCA

Super Fake – the history of the follie
April 4, 2009, 4:03 pm
Filed under: Barking, Bethan Wood, Facarde, follies, public space, super fake

Follies started off in late 16th/17th century, as decorative view point , in the same way we might now paint one wall in or house as a ‘accent ‘ colour , great estates would build a follie creating a decorative accents  i.e. a ‘picturesque ‘ ruin towers.






Broadway Tower Broadway, Worcestershire, England,

Folly – Paris

Barking folly – designed by Muff Archutects

Dura-Coignet folly –


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