Last Chance for Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House

This week is the last chance to check out the exhibition, “Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House,” at Olana.

The 1886 Plan of Olana is highly accurate, however, the plans contain a mysterious structure labeled “Summer House”. According the the Olana site, “Summer houses were common in early American gardens and public landscapes, yet there is no documentary evidence about the style or form of this structure at Olana”. The exhibition asked 21 architects and landscape architects to imagine what the summer house and it’s environs might look like, then sketch those ideas, much in the way Frederic Church used sketches to convey his design and architectural ideas. Each designer was free to explore and combine historic and contemporary design themes.


This exhibition is organized by The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York Chapters of The American Institute of Architects (AIANY) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY).


The exhibition, which opened in August, will close on Sunday, November 13. Until then, it is open 10am-5pm at the Coachman’s House Gallery, and is free.

Olana Coachman’s House Gallery
5720 State Route 9G
Hudson, NY
Phone: 1 518 828-0135

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