Biondo, Joseph N.
HOUSE EQUANIMITY- Not all masterpieces scream for attention. Some wait with patience, with composure, for their genius to be felt. Joseph Biondo's Equanimity House is just such a work of art; the exceptional, hiding in plain sight. Born of a tectonic language, the structure is built to coalesce with its surroundings, becoming one with the rolling topography of its site. A mature, elegant, considered work of great beauty, Biondo has achieved the apogee of his exploration of ordinary materials in extraordinary ways. As he says, ‘To heighten one's awareness of a humble material can be poetic'. A sensorial tone poem, this is a house that is felt, rather than viewed, driving the senses that intuit gravity, temperature, interaction, texture, and aesthetics.