timber-frame folly de swoaistee installation by huting & de hoop in the netherlands timber-frame folly de swoaistee installation by huting & de hoop in the netherlands
jul 30, 2016

timber-frame folly de swoaistee installation by huting & de hoop in the netherlands


dutch studio huting & de hoop has been selected as one of ten winners in the folly design competition hosted by the stichting landgoed fraeylemaborg, in slochteren, the netherlands. their entry, ‘folly de swoaistee’ is a timber structure located in the slochterdiep heritage square, once the region’s maritime hub.

folly de swoaistee installation huting de hoop netherlands
‘folly’ located at heritage square in slochteren, the netherlands




formerly a trans-shipping (and gossip) hotspot, the location featured a turning point — ‘swoaistee’ in local dialect — where vessels could reorient in the otherwise narrow canal. as result, prominent buildings were positioned in relation to routes, a history that continues into the present. huting & de hoop’s ‘folly de swoaistee’ draws imaginary sight lines to historical buildings such as these, seated directly in the turning point.


video courtesy of gerard de hoop

street view 


folly de swoaistee installation huting de hoop netherlands
interior seat, from which visitors can see 360°

folly de swoaistee installation huting de hoop netherlands



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