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Richard Meier’s Architecture Concept: Light, Color, and Location

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 Category: Building Concept, Design Literature, Public Space
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High Museum of Art Atlanta

High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Richard Meier is a famous American architect who was born on October 12, 1934. The first impression we can get when seeing his works is an architectural masterpiece that is white, clean, and accurate. The characteristics of his works are the white line and box shades on the walls. Then, the lighting is also a big consideration. For example, he makes any natural light moves into the building through the walls or openings. It is a beautiful completion by integrating the force of nature on the building.

Richard Meier opened his own architect bureau at the age of 29 years, after he worked with someone. There have been many works created by Richard Meyer. Awards he received include his works on residences and home stays. Some famous works of Richard Meier are High Museum in Atlanta, Frankfurt Museum for Decorative Arts in Germany, Canal + Television Headwuarters in Paris, Hartford Seminary in Connecticut, The New Harmony-Atheneun in Indiana, and the Bronx Development Center in New York. And incredibly, all of the above works have received National Honor Awards from the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

In designing, Richard Meier carefully applies three things in the design concept, which are: light, color, and location. And if we look at his works carefully, we can see the amazing planned lighting, a clean white dominant color, and a harmony of the location. Consistently, he uses his principles in creating a high quality piece of architecture, as he ever said: “When I am asked what I believe in, I say that I believe in architecture. Architecture is the mother of the arts. I like to believe that architecture connects the present with the past and the tangible with the intangible“. It can be a great reference for us when designing a valuable and comfortable house. The following are some examples of Richard Meier’s masterpieces.

Museum Tv Radio

Museum Tv Radio

The Atheneum, New Harmony, Indiana, 1979

The Atheneum, New Harmony, Indiana

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art

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