“User” Symposium NJIT > Newark > NJ

Oct 11,2010

Joeb presented two speculative residential design-build projects that operate within the rather narrow physical, historical, and cultural economy and landscape that we define as “New Canaan, Connecticut” today.  Each project attempts, unsentimentally, to keep the long debate between modernism and preservation, between experimentalism and community sensibility in check and in play. The hope is to engage the various users and publics in a notion of dynamic culture and architecture as operative complexity.  To quote the poet David McCord:
“Life is the garment we continually alter but which never seems quite to fit”.