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...
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...
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 ...
March Material Madness
I thought I would take the opportunity to highlight a few
materials that we love for this week’s journal entry. As we are a part of so
many different styles of projects taking place all over the country, we are
always looking for new materials to enhance our spaces. These next three are
finds that we have been able to...
Chelsea Flower Market
I find myself shopping for flowers at the Chelsea
Flower Market for various reasons. Between photo shoots, events at the
office, and putting the final touches on a home, I am constantly shopping and
styling new arrangements. I often find myself browsing at the flower market, looking for the best that the season ...
The Pen is Mightier
by Yi Huang
Oftentimes in our office, we talk about the degree in which
our clients and consultants understand our drawings. We have clients/consultants that have
extensive experience in building/architecture and read drawings as well as the
architects who produce them. We also
work with people that will mistake our ann...
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...
by Molly Denver
of my roles here at Ike Kligerman Barkley is to set up educational
opportunities. In addition to just wanting to learn and needing to stay abreast
of developments in our field, those of us with architectural licenses have a
continuing education requirement for every license we hold. Additionally, those of us that ar...
Another day, another scintillating exploration of the Hudson Valley, this time to Manitoga, Russel Wright’s home and studio
built on the rock ledge of an old quarry. View of the Hudson from nearby Cold Spring. Reminds me of a Japanese
wood block print.Russel Wright was one of the best known designers of the 19...
Practice, Practice, Practice!
by Molly Denver
past weekend marked an exciting event in my family. My sister-in-law, Stacy, sang at Carnegie
Hall with the Monmouth Civic Chorus. They
performed Gustav Mahler’s Eighth Symphony. Sitting
in the great hall, I could not help closing my eyes and wishing I could be
transported into the past. Amazing...
Cure Cottages of Saranac Lake
by Carl Baker
Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau cured his Tuberculosis by
spending as much time as possible outdoors in the environs of Saranac Lake NY,
his prescription for a cure (complete bed-rest while simultaneously breathing
fresh mountain air) led to a new building type. The architectural fashions of
the day were modified to...