by Winnie Yen
in October I visited the Chapel of the Good Shepard, also known as the Nevelson
Chapel. The chapel is located inside the
St. Peter’s Church, which is part of the Citigroup Center complex in Midtown
Manhattan. Commissioned by the church in
1975 and completed in 1977 by renowned sculptor Louise Ne...
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
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 ...
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
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 pe...
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 o...
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...
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 design...
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 abl...
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 sea...
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...
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), wa...