Richard Neutra

The Prescience of Richard Neutra’s Theory of “Biorealism”

The architect's writings on the topic—of human survival, in general—seem more than a little relevant half a century later.

Illustration: “Nature Near” Joseph G. Brin © 2012 Talk about biophilia, biomimicry, or biodiversity and another “bio” comes to mind—that of late architect Richard Neutra. He himself coined the term “biorealism” to connote “the inherent and inseparable relationship between man and nature.” Neutra, who was famous nearly all his life, passed away in 1970. His time has come again. We now…