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Joseph G. Brin

Joseph G. Brin is an architect, filmmaker and writer based in Philadelphia. He has covered Philadelphia architecture, design and culture for Metropolis Magazine. His residential architecture website can be seen HERE. His film website can be seen HERE. Brin's new film, "SHIVTEI: Lost & Found" was made possible with training and equipment from WHYY Education

Transformation Fit For A Queen (Village)

Transformation Fit For A Queen (Village)

April 21, 2014  |  Uncategorized

Sixteen years after the opening of Beau Monde, at Sixth and Bainbridge, the corner's evolution is near complete. Joe Brin has the story > more

The Guy With The Wood People On His Porch

The Guy With The Wood People On His Porch

December 4, 2013  |  Art & Design

Tis the season—for ice sculpture. Joe Brin's travels and art appreciation converge in Powelton Village to find Roger Wing, sculptor of wood, stone, and ice, at home and in his element > more

Taste Life In The Moment

Taste Life In The Moment

November 1, 2013  |  City Life

How long and hard have you given thought to olive oil? Joe Brin asked himself that when he stumbled on and stumbled into Cardenas Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom, the new specialty shop in the Italian Market > more

Borders And Boundaries, Invisible To Most

Borders And Boundaries, Invisible To Most

October 23, 2013  |  Urbanism

In network of eruvs, Jews delineate Sabbath borders and meditate on place and community. Joseph G. Brin uncovers what's hidden to most of us > more

Philadelphia During The Civil War: A Medical Perspective, Opening At The Mütter

Philadelphia During The Civil War: A Medical Perspective, Opening At The Mütter

September 11, 2013  |  History

One hundred fifty years have passed since the Battle of Gettysburg turned the tide of the American Civil War. Now, the Mütter Museum -- which opened that same year -- opens a permanent exhibit commemorating Philadelphia's medical contribution during that awful war. Joe Brin previews > more