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...
by Andrew Dolan
I recently traveled down to Savannah, Georgia to help a
friend relocate and, to be honest, I didn’t expect to love Savannah as much as
I did. It’s a quaint, quintessentially southern town that hosts a vast range of
architectural styles and a rich history. Of this vast range of architectural
styles, you can find home...
Museum of Civilization, Quebec City
by Zephyr Fang
Last month I spent a weekend in Old Quebec City. The town
was built by French settlers in the 17th century. They started from a strip of land under the
cliff along the St. Lawrence River, then moved to the top of the hill. Today,
this hill separates the towns into a lower town and upper town. Map of CanadaI
Walking by the lobby entrance to IKB’s office,
you would be hard pressed to find a single soul looking up from their cell
phone to take a second look at the building. The McGraw- Hill building
is located right next to Port Authority and is covered in scaffolding that
often serves as a hovel for the less fortunate duri...
Down the Rabbit Hole
by Molly Denver
Media has some amazing vehicles that allow us to communicate and learn, from
connecting to someone you went to high school with on Facebook to sharing
photos on Instagram with your boss (Shout-out to Tom Kligerman who keeps Instagram
hopping with amazing photos!)Enter, Pinterest. I
don’t recall how I bec...
by Ilana Simhon
most memorable part of a trip isn’t always the architectural monuments themselves,
but sometimes the inconsequential moments while in transit, or the seemingly
mundane details that a local might never rethink.In
Laos, it was the rest stop somewhere between Luang Brabang and Vang Vieng with toilets,
but mostly squ...
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 Birth of Seismic Design : Ferrara Italy 1570
Sunday November 16th
15709:30am – The first strong earthquake strikes outside of the
city, 600 pieces of stone masonry are documented to have fallen from the
perimeter battlements. The day is hampered with light tremors and small aftershocks8:00pm – The second strong quake hits the whole of Ferrara,
most of the unsu...
Spiritual Pilgrimage to India
past December I visited India on a spiritual pilgrimage through some of the
holiest sites in Hinduism and Sikhism, the two religions practiced in my
family. Throughout my life as a teenager and into my twenties I always felt a
deeper connection to India and developed curiosities into my family’s history. During