Wharfe Valley Place Folly, Ilkley

Planning Consent Granted

As part of the Wharf Valley Place development the client commissioned a Contemporary Folly for Marie Currie Cancer Research.

The brief was for a piece of architecture set within the landscape that will created a place of serenity and contemplation.

The resultant “building” uses light, space and movement to create an installation which extends and enhances individual perception – from indoor linear and spiralling movement which heighten the senses and diffused light from the central courtyard, to outdoor framed views.

The folly is more than simply a building. It is at once a threshold, an enclosure and a link to framed external views as its character changes to become different things appropriate to different contexts within the new landscape.