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Richard Meier critique of organic architecture

 
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peterm



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: Richard Meier critique of organic architecture Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/xZaBXUHaELo
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. Now that Mr Meier has "fallen" (see Me Too, etc) his word is, naturally, meaningless. Or not ?

He has a point, I think -- but you don't learn everything about Wright by building one house that, very narrowly, depends on his example. (Did he mistake Wright for his earlier protege, Mies ?)

The relevant point, for me, is that there are problems with untreated softwood as an exterior material. Otherwise, Meier's take on relating architecture to nature has as much validity as any other.

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DRN



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For as much as Meier commented about the need to design for the climate of the Northeast, his little 1983 Pittsburgh opus that I lived near while in college did not appear in the late 1980's to have benefited from that knowledge.

I do like a project that Meier designed for Wright's Guggenheim in NYC...the interior fit-out of the cantilevered "canopy" at the corner of 88thSt. and 5th Ave to become the Aye Simon Reading Room. No ego, just straightforward, simple, elegant design. I'm not sure if the "keyhole" door from the ramp was Wright's original access to the unfinished room or if it was part of Meier's intervention...in any case it works.

http://www.richardmeier.com/?projects=aye-simon-reading-room-2

https://www.google.com/search?q=aye+simon+reading+room&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNm73fxIPcAhWDqlMKHaxbB90Q_AUICigB&biw=1460&bih=896
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