Joseph G. Brin, Architect & Writer

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Stones in the Clouds

In Artist Profile on October 29, 2012 at 3:12 am

M1_Isamu Noguchi opp Mars

Isamu Noguchi
(1904-1988)
Photo: Anzai

“Sculpture to be Seen From Mars”
Model (left)1947 (destroyed)
Photo: Soichi Sunami

Isamu Noguchi’s prodigious and expansive artworks spanned the world of sculpture in stone, metal, paper, wood, and ceramics. His striking vision conquered territory in architecture, landscape design, playground and park design, furniture and lighting design, and theater set design in collaborations with Martha Graham…

http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20121004/stones-in-the-clouds

Moonrise Over Architecture

In Architecture on October 29, 2012 at 3:07 am

Design me a structure that is open to the sky, partially enclosed, all natural materials, fragile, permeable, no heat, no electricity, no plumbing…and only lasting 7 days. What?

Simple structures, complex and rich with meaning can still be irresistible to designers…

M1_Willow Sukkah_

http://www.metropolismag.com/pov/20121010/moonrise-over-architecture