Heeding the Legacy of Stanford White

Heeding the Legacy of Stanford White

When Ike Kligerman Barkley Architects won the Stanford White Award from the Institute for Classical Architecture and Art a couple of weeks back, Tom Kligerman took time to reflect on the man for whom the prize is named. And his partner who led the team that won it. It’s...

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Tom Kligerman’s Shingle Style Homes

Tom Kligerman’s Shingle Style Homes

If the shingle style’s not firmly embedded in Tom Kligerman’s DNA, it’s certainly been environmentally ingrained in most of his life. “I grew up in Connecticut, and spent my summer on the ocean in Rhode Island, in a town populated by those homes,”...

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New York’s Winners, Built by Women

New York’s Winners, Built by Women

First came the unsuccessful, if consciousness-raising, 2013 petition on behalf of Denise Scott-Brown to the Pritzker Prize Committee. Next up: a 2014 AIA Gold Medal for Julia Morgan, the early 20th-century architect of Hearst Castle in San Simeon, Calif. Now come the winners in...

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In Sarasota, the Modernist Influence

In Sarasota, the Modernist Influence

Paul Rudolph and the original Sarasota School of Architecture may be long gone now, but their pioneering influence is still evident on Florida’s Sun Coast. “I’ve seen a huge trend toward modern architecture,” says custom homebuilder Ryan Perrone of...

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In Raleigh, a Smokestack Transformed

In Raleigh, a Smokestack Transformed

A masonry smokestack rising on the outskirts of Raleigh, 130 feet tall and 60 years old, is about to be symbolically reincarnated. It’s to become a beacon of progress – for the North Carolina Museum of Art, for the City of Raleigh and for a regional system of parks...

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An Italian Invasion, Part II: IMAESTRI

An Italian Invasion, Part II: IMAESTRI

Paolo Timoni will be the first to tell you he knows nothing at all about design. No, he’ll say, he’s a management consultant. He’s spent much of his career in the states working with McKinsey on telecommunications clients, then on his own, helping turn around...

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An Italian Invasion at ICFF, May 16-19

An Italian Invasion at ICFF, May 16-19

A resurgent luxury market in the United States is bringing more than 120 new Italian designers and brands to the 27th annual Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) in 2015. The event routinely attracts 30,000 architects, designers and developers to Manhattan every spring. This...

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In China, Restoring a Hong Kong View

In China, Restoring a Hong Kong View

An axis half a kilometer long inspired the parti for a new development in Shenzhen, China. Running between the Wutong Mountains and Mirs Bay, it’s now populated by a retail, office and residential towers from Hollywood, Calif.-based 5+ Design. Where views across the bay to...

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In Chicago, a Time-Saver for Designers

In Chicago, a Time-Saver for Designers

Chicago-based Refined Haystack is an online expediter. “In a nutshell, it’s here to help the interior design community save time,” says founder Sabrina Vodnik. “It’s a value proposition.” Refined Haystack takes the existing relationships...

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Handmade Ornaments for the Holidays

Handmade Ornaments for the Holidays

Think of them as original works of art, rather than ornaments. Because they are. Handmade one at a time, these miniature sculptures from Artful Home are created by artists and submitted to a jury headed by Michael Monroe, former director of the Renwick Gallery. “We asked...

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In Time for the Holidays: Archigrams

In Time for the Holidays: Archigrams

Now here’s a holiday gift that’s custom-made with the architecture aficionado in mind: Archigrams, from Michie Cao. She launched them with a Kickstarter campaign earlier this year, earning 130 percent above her original goal. Then she got to work on producing posters...

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Derby Deconstructed at Holiday House

Derby Deconstructed at Holiday House

Designer Patrick Hamilton’s never been to the Kentucky Derby, but he’s got a reasonably good feel for it. His sitting room at Holiday House on 63rd Street in Manhattan – a 1919 Italian Renaissance masterpiece by architect Frederick Sterner – is a...

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In Greensboro, a Park by OJB, Harmon

In Greensboro, a Park by OJB, Harmon

Little Greensboro, N.C. is about to get a great big park designed by a powerhouse team of architects and landscape architects. Ground was broken last week on the Carolyn & Maurice LeBauer Park downtown, its landscape designed by the Office of James Burnett (OJB), with...

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