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...
If So, What?
by Louis Lin
Although IKB is mostly known for its work on private residences, we sometimes venture on projects of a much different nature. Last year, our Interiors department was corralled into partnership with a group of art enthusiasts with a mission to redefine the contemporary art scene in the digital age. IF SO, WHAT? is a hybrid o...
The Noguchi Museum
Located in Long Island City, Queens, the Noguchi Museum displays the
sculptures, furniture, and lighting designs of Isamu Noguchi (1904-1988). Over
his lifetime, he created a wide variety of pieces experimenting with steel,
marble, iron, stone, wood, paper, and water. One of the most influential
sculptors and designers ...
Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman & Designer
This past weekend I wandered through Central Park to the
Metropolitan Museum of Art to see a special exhibit I had been dying to see for
Divine Draftsman & Designer. Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, or
more commonly known simply by his first name Michelangelo (1475-1564), was co...
Art of the In-Between
On view at The Met until September 4th is the “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons: Art of the In-Between” exhibit. Although best to avoid on rainy weekends, this exhibit is worth a visit for its architectural design and most notably its fashion. Past/Present/Future (above) Birth/Marriage/Death (Below)The ...