Dia : Beacon

by Kabir Karnani

This 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 Nabisco... Read More

08/16/18

Spiritual Pilgrimage to India

by Kabir Karnani

This 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 ... Read More

08/02/18

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... Read More

07/26/18

Lviv, Ukraine

by Dora Dmitriev

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... Read More

07/19/18

The Integratron

by Margie Lavender

This past April on a visit to Los Angeles to celebrate my brother-in-law Alexis’ birthday, we took a side trip to Joshua Tree, the national park in the Mojave Desert with one particularly remarkable architectural and experiential surprise attraction… The Integratron!The Integratron – 38 foot hig... Read More

07/12/18

Gropius House

by Winnie Yen

Last month I visited the Gropius House in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Walter Gropius, founder of the Bauhaus School in Germany, designed the house as his family home when he came to teach at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. The house was completed in 1938.  After Walter’s death in 1969, his wife Ise donated t... Read More

06/28/18

Mimar Houses

by Ross Padluck

In 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... Read More

06/14/18

Habitat 67 – A Case for City Living

by Doug Crisp

On Memorial Day weekend, I found myself on the beautiful island of Montreal. A major reason for my visit was to see Moshe Safdie’s 'Habitat 67', an iconic and experimental housing complex created for the World Exposition of 1967.Amazingly, the project was originally conceived by Safdie as his thesis project at Montre... Read More

06/07/18

Louis Kahn: The Quintessential Architect

by Robert Rohena

Architecture has always been a monumental statement. Architecture consumes energy and resources on a global scale and continually pushes the boundaries of what is physically possible. The product of all architectural endeavors leaves behind traces of when they were made. This is most evident in the different architectu... Read More

05/31/18

Boston’s Timeless Architecture

by Bailey Mcgrath

Having grown up right outside of Boston, I’ve always understood that all of the buildings around me are part of history, and some are the oldest architecture in the country. A fair amount of the homes in my hometown have small plaques next to their house number that read the years that they were built. The entirety o... Read More

05/24/18

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... Read More

05/03/18

China

by Yi Huang

One of my earliest memories as a toddler was being whisked away on an airplane and reunited with my parents in a foreign country.  All that I understood of my future home was there would be a yard and lots of orange juice - that was enough to convince my 5-year-old self.  I was too young to remember much of my... Read More

04/26/18