Katherine Eberly

Katherine Eberly

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As an architect, creating space is my job – one that has become deeply personal as friends slowly morph into clients. In this rendering for a close friend’s future weekend home and guest house on the east end of Long Island, I have used one of the beautiful St. Frank textiles as an example of how I craft an architectural narrative inspired by a client’s beloved objects. Here, the Blue Tenango piece anchors the entry space of the main house. The ‘Sublime’ scale holds its own among the sublime landscape of this storied region. Playing off of the vivid hues in the textile and paying homage to the evident hand of the Otomí artisans of central Mexico, rough hewn planks of local reclaimed wood receive a dark navy stain, while the other planes remain crisp and spare. A strict palette of blue tones and natural materials, in tandem with the classic maple frame, smooth the juxtaposition between the rich and lyrical pattern and a quiet, minimal interior. The architecture allows the iconography to sing, connecting the forms of flora and fauna from their mnemonic and mythical origins to the otherworldly setting of this peaceful retreat.

Katherine Eberly