The Barnes Foundation
month I took a quick weekend trip to Philadelphia. Having been to most of the
museums in Philly before, I finally got a chance to visit the Barnes Foundation
- that came highly recommended.Reflecting pool at The Barnes Foundation entranceThe
Art Museum relocated from Merion, Pennsylvania to Philadelphia in 2012 and...
Using the Right Tool for the Job
by Eric Manahan
“If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” - Abraham MaslowWorking
at IKB I have been fortunate enough to have been given a wonderful arsenal of
tools at my disposal. AutoCAD for fine
details, Revit for comprehensive projects, Rhino for organic forms, and
Photoshop for last minute image ...
by Kaycee Park
who understood my fondness for beautiful and strange descriptions once
recommended this book to me. It is popular with many artists and designers, and
I highly recommend it to anyone who has not read it. Invisible Cities,
by Italian writer Italo Calvino, was written in 1972, but it reads in a
timeless manner. ...
Berkshire County, Massachusetts
by Sara Frantz
Rolling Berkshire hills
as seen from Lee, Massachusetts (my hometown) Primarily known for its
rolling hills, the Berkshires are also known for the arts: Tanglewood,
Taylor, Clark Art
Rockwell and Jacob’s Pillow
to name a few. One of my absolute favorite art gems is Mass MOCA (Massachuse...
Dia : Beacon
past Spring I visited the Dia:Beacon located in Beacon, NY. A hidden treasure
box of modern art, it draws admirers of art and architecture to its remote
location. If you haven’t already been I highly recommend catching the Metro
North train one weekend and making the trip. The Dia:Beacon was originally a
The Poetic Conception of Home
by Luis Jasso
In the summer of 1968, Catalan sculptor Xavier
Corberó began his never-ending pursuit of creating a home.Situated in the Barcelona suburb of
Esplugues de Llobregat, he designed and built a 48,000 sf structure spreading
over nine interconnected buildings with more than a dozen courtyards, all
nestled among more than 300...
When planning to visit relatives in Ukraine, I was
constantly reminded to make sure I fit in a visit to Lviv during my trip. After
several days in Kiev, I took an 8 hour train to Lviv which ended up being one
of the most uniquely beautiful places I had ever seen in Europe. Although just
a train ride away from Kiev, I fe...
Manhattan seems both like a very small and very large
place to me. The density in terms of buildings and people in Manhattan makes
the time to travel one mile much greater than it would to go the same distance
in a suburban town. This allows this small island to have neighborhoods and
places with vastly different person...
It’s The Little Things – A Challenge
"It’s all about
the details." It’s something architects, artists, and designers say so frequently.
We spend plenty of time scrutinizing and repeatedly reviewing our work to make
sure we haven’t missed anything. If something is not right, we can feel it. We
go home and we dream about it. We can’t get it out of ou...
by Ross Padluck
hand is a copy of MIMAR HOUSES,
printed in 1987, a beautifully illustrated journal of residential architecture
from the developing world. MIMAR was
co-founded by one of my former professors, the late Brian Brace Taylor, with
whom I studied 19th century sublime and 18th century
classical European landscape architect...
by Molly Denver
Sometimes when you work in this business, you come across a
product or an idea that you really want an opportunity to use in a
project. You can't force it- you just have to bide your time until the
right client and project come along. A few years ago, I discovered Verre
Eglomisé.Verre Eglomisé is the proce...
my search for Asian design inspiration for a project, I stumbled upon the word Dansaekhwa. Dansaekhwa or "monochrome painting" is debatably the most important Korean art movement of the 20th
century.Burnt Umber & Ultramarine Blue, by Yun Hyongkeun, 1978,
Oil on linenUntitled 72-C, 1972, Tina Kim GalleryThe Da...