Darwin D. Martin House
by Andrew Dolan
Darwin D. Martin House; Buffalo, NYAs
a young American child aspiring to one day design homes, I idolized Frank Lloyd
Wright. Of all his homes that I’ve toured, my favorite is his Darwin D. Martin House in Buffalo,
NY. The first time I visited the house, the complex was abandoned and half the home
had been demoli...
If you know someone currently trying to make art in New York
City, you’ve likely heard of Marfa, Texas. Marfa is a small town in the
Chihuahua desert that has been gradually claimed by artist imports—New Yorkers
flocking to the community for inspiration and a chance to be part of a modern
art movement.On a recent tr...
Ike Kligerman Barkley's Favorite NYC Buildings - Part II
There are nearly as many favorite buildings in New York as there are people who love them. Here are Ike Kligerman Barkley's favorite structures in Gotham, Part II. (Check out Part I!)The Metropolitan Museum of Art always seems to evolve and grow. Since its first days as a Ruskin Gothic structure to its now internation...
Architect of City and Country, Skyscraper and Suburb
It seems an Ike Kligerman Barkley tradition to think about Frank Lloyd Wright on National Holidays. I continued it this President’s Day by paying a short visit to the exhibition dedicated to – as Joel wrote on the Fourth of July – “Our American Architect.” “Frank Lloyd Wright and the City: Density vs. Disp...
For the Record
The Ike Kligerman Barkley archive seeps out of all corners of our office, and beyond. Large plans are rolled up or stacked in flat files; hand rendered drawings are framed on walls; models in basswood, painted plastic, cardboard and plasticine adorn filing cabinets or open bookshelves. We also have a separate storage site t...
I've looked at piers from both sides now
by Joel Barkley
Job sites can be brimming (or rife) with serendipity.IKB project architect Andy Urbany surveys the scene.Just yesterday, at one of our fledgling houses, I upset the proud mason by paying more attention to the backside of his tapered fieldstone pier than to the front of it. It brought Frank Lloyd Wright's (see post last week...
Our American Architect for the 4th of July
by Joel Barkley
I've always liked and thought about houses, and in elementary school I wanted to be a "house builder." In spite of weekends making my parents take me to construction sites, my teachers and friends all seemed to point me toward architecture instead. Maybe because I drew all the time, or because I wasn't handy.I was a vernacu...