This little folly deliciously straddles the line between sculpture and architecture. Situated atop a hill, it’s a meditative spot from which to gaze out over the picturesque valley while also being a fun little object to observe from everywhere else.
And that’s pretty much it (in a good way)! A simple splaying concrete base into which is integrated a wood lounging bench, capped by two bent sheets of weathering metal that rise from the open embrace of the bench to form a kind of open tent. Though the metal panels are quite thick and rigid, their scale and the random deformations make them look delicate. It’s not a design that dominates, accentuating the hillside in both directions.
I dig it. Nice little piece of work.