Biophilia

Modern Architecture Tells an Incomplete Story

The fourth installment of the ten-part Biophilia and Healing Environments series examines how architects ignored complex human responses to the built environment in their enthusiasm for the supposed mechanical efficiencies of the industrial approach to placemaking.

The Prescience of Richard Neutra's Theory of "Biorealism"

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…