My client’s 30-year old kitchen and adjacent laundry room were tired and falling apart. They live in a neighborhood of relatively traditional homes in Bethesda, Maryland — a neighborhood close to Washington, DC. They wanted a complete re-do with something ultra modern but with a touch of warmth. After showing them several alternatives – 2 of which substantially changed the layout of the kitchen – they opted for a layout that was similar to their original layout but with appliances moved to more efficient locations…
Architectural designer and sculptor, Jackie Braitman, has created a sculptural dining pavilion at her own home to showcase the possibilities of marrying sculpture with landscape design in a modest residential setting. [Photography by Roger Foley.] This installation creates an outdoor room that is at once dramatic and intimate – providing privacy from a very close neighbor without use of privacy fences or hedges. The powder-coated steel fins of the pergola – transparent from some angles — provide privacy from key sitting areas, inside and out.…
The typical small house built in the 1930’s — with small, cut-off rooms — creates the opportunity for a different type of “great room”. Instead of a single (too often sterile space), we create a “great room” composed of interconnected spaces that blur the lines between kitchen, living, dining and study. This type of opening-up with the existing footprint creates the ability to be together while still engaging in separate activities. It’s an inviting, nurturing type of family life.
Garden entries are special places and sometimes call for a bit of mystery. This gate invites visitors into a recently completed dining pavilion.
A new, fun way to direct visitors either to my home or to the studio.
This dining pavilion makes great use of a side yard. The artful design provides a sense of enclosure as well as actual privacy from close neighbors and from the street. The water feature attracts a parade of wildlife to the yard.
A Selection of smaller Exterior Sculptures.
A reconfigured driveway with parking pad, turn-around, stairs, lighting and handrails improves the safety and appearance of a 1940’s home on a busy street.
The Ballroom Dance Sseries investigates how color along with small changes in body language express energy. Ballroom dances were used to convey a common sense of energy and motion. Please see About/Galleries to contact galleries that might represent this series of work.
Enjoy scenes from the 8/22/14 dedication of “Wind Me Up Chuck!” at the Chuck Brown Memorial Park in NE Washington, DC. Sculpture by Jackie Braitman. Video by Ben Lickerman & Miles Royce