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Magazine | September 16, 2019At its most granular level, a set of architectural drawings graphically represents the connections that compose a building. Detail drawings show every connection, from the waterproofing of a window connecting to a wall, to the connection of two adjacent materials. However, most of the connections created by architectural design cannot be found within the construction documents: connection to the context, connection of spaces, connection to a community. Experiencing spaces together fosters meaningful relationships between people that go far beyond the barriers of an exterior façade. This issue of EXPAND brings together some of the many ways that architecture creates connections.
Magazine | January 18, 2019The contemporary act of design occurs within the context of the past yet addresses ideas and hopes for the future. This issue of EXPAND focuses on projects that preserve and reinvigorate the built environment in diverse ways. Underlying all of these projects is a nuanced design understanding of what it means to build on, within and next to our existing environment in ways that enrich the future. “One must always maintain one’s connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.” - Gaston Bachelard
Magazine | July 9, 2018Dreamin' Big dreams. Daydreams. We all have dreams. In this on-the-boards issue of Expand, we share some conceptual designs and a few projects under construction. All of these started out as someone’s dream. Maybe they were the dreams of the developer or the architect, the city or the community. At KTGY they, most certainly, are now all our shared dreams, as we look ahead to the future in our continuous search for better. Come dream with us!
Magazine | January 8, 2018The Way We Live Now There is no one way we live today. Gone are the days of the seemingly mandatory move to the suburbs to raise the kids. The days of banishment to a dreary retirement home are also past. At KTGY, we take so much joy in creating the places where people not only rest their heads, but where they live their best lives, that we are dedicating this issue of EXPAND to the many ways we live today. Come along with us as we explore a variety of solutions for modern living.
Magazine | July 17, 2017A New Perspective We have all experienced the power of perspective. It may be that you see new potential in an old building, or that you observe an aspect of someone’s personality that surprises you in a positive way, or that you find the unexpected within the wonder that is a revitalized city district. Things are changing more rapidly than they have at any other time in history, challenging all of us to think differently. We hope you enjoy this issue of Expand, wherein we celebrate the rewards of looking at things in a new way.
Magazine | February 1, 2017Design for Community Design in an evolving world has the power to enhance the quality of human interaction between a myriad of people. It has the power to bring us together and the power to create change. With this in mind, KTGY is pleased to present this 2017 issue of Expand, wherein we consider Design for Community. We look at how a few of our recent projects have responded to the changing needs of their neighborhoods and we look forward with articles on our R+D Studio’s innovations for living in the city. We hope you enjoy this issue. We encourage you to revel in all that community means to you.