A family of three new towers responds to three existing church towers. Recognizable, with a reference to a rich past. Playful, with a different perspective from every angle. Reflecting in the water, they are clearly visible but not accessible to humans. What could actually happen there? Three follies, delightful objects as found at estates of […]
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In 1929, Richard Clyde Perky constructed this tower in Sugarloaf Key hoping that bats would eat malaria-spreading mosquitoes in Key West. Unfortunately, the bats soon left the tower. Two comparable ‘hygiostatic’ towers by ecologist Charles Campbell, meanwhile, are currently in use as bat nurseries.
In the belle époque of the nineteenth century, people wanted to show their wealth. A beautiful estate was often accompanied by a building to house exotic birds. Along ponds special duck houses were constructed. Some of those are now listed as national heritage.