Joseph G. Brin, Architect & Writer

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In Architecture on August 13, 2012 at 8:28 pm


Talk about biophilia, biomimicry or biodiversity and another bio comes to mind –  that of late architect Richard Neutra. He himself coined the term biorealism as “the inherent and inseparable relationship between man and nature.”


An Uncommon Common Man

In Artist Profile on August 10, 2012 at 1:08 am

Charles A. Bangert, Jr. was the kind of fellow you don’t come across every day, possessing qualities you don’t always find in one person. He wasdown to earth, accomplished, meticulous, organized, humble, good-natured, good-humored, and kind. Charlie was an engineer, corporate manager, craftsman and artist, and most important, a mensch (person of integrity and honor)…

Beautiful End of the World

In Environment & Infrastructure on August 10, 2012 at 1:02 am

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Safe Harbor
Joseph G. Brin © 2012

You may have already had an end of the world experience – and just didn’t know it. I’m not talking about a disaster by any means. Instead, this is about a soaring, heightened sense in nature, attaining a state of grace that is rare, brief and unpredictable. What accounts for this phenomenon? Does design have the power to create something equivalent? If so, what happens when architects and designers attempt to intervene?