How About A Little Solidarity?!
by Drew Davis
Kahn is a great architect. See past blog
post. What’s more, there is a recently completed project by the late Louis Kahn right here in NYC. On
the southern tip of Roosevelt Island stands the FDR Four Freedoms Park
commemorating a speech given by FDR to Congress and the American people in
In the Land of the Bungalow
On a recent trip to California, I had the chance to sneak in a
quick trip to one of America’s most influential houses- Charles and Henry Greene’s iconic "Ultimate Bungalow", the
Gamble House. By the mid-nineteenth
century, architects were beginning to turn away from the monumental, historic
styles of the p...
Free Space: The Venice Biennale of Architecture
by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the focus of the 2018
Venice Architectural Biennale is "Free
Space". The exhibition addresses "the question of space, the quality of
space, and open/free space" lending the theme and title "Free Space" to
this year’s displays.Collection of +100 ...
by Yi Huang
those seeking an escape to the outdoors, the pacific northwest is an ideal
destination - well known for its beautiful coastline and vast forests of Douglas-fir,
cedar, and spruce trees. Within an
expanse of land stretching from Washington to northern California, plentiful
precipitation makes this region the o...
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. ...