Stones, earth, sun, seasons. Ultimately, as they told us in art and architectural history class, all of architecture can be traced back to the primitive hut. And what direction would it make sense to orient a primitive hut? To the south, to capture the warm sunlight on cold fall and winter days. This was solar […]
You are right to be upset about the lawn care chemicals being dumped on the lawns of your community – or anywhere for that matter. the Figure Ground Studio cares deeply about responsible land management and has done a fair amount of research and even public speaking about the importance of organic lawn care. Here […]
There are so many factors that go into the design of a home. To name a few, there are: site selection, regulatory constraints, client wishes, budget, material and structural considerations, solar orientation, etc. As we work in-house and with consultants to move towards a final design, it seems like the 3d model of the home, […]
We’ve created a planter garden and a “gift to the street” here on Main Street in Cold Spring. The installation features the classic Fermob Bistro collection in red, Vietnamese pottery, and a colelction of decorative, edible, and pollinator-friendly plants.
Across from the street from our office here on Main Street in Cold Spring, NY is a new venture opening just in time for the late sunsets of Summer… Cold Spring Bike Rentals and Tours. From their website: Cold Spring Bike Rental & Tours is a unique all inclusive bike rental company providing individual bike […]
In anticipation of the Hudson Theater’s Centennial Celebration, we present the renovated and refurbished the original theater lights that once graced these theater walls. We are calling on anyone with memories of the Hudson Theater, the Bijou Theater, or even the Oyster Saloon that once occupied this site to share those stories, photographs, or items […]
In these dark days as we await the winter solstice and the return of the sun, we’ve lit up Main Street here in Cold Spring with a Holiday celebration of light in glass, LED and natural bouquets. Happy Holidays from all of us at The Figure Ground Studio! LED fairy lights in glass balls fall […]