The Atheneum is one of Richard Meier’s bestknown projects built in The Atheneum by Richard Meier architect, at New Harmony, Indiana, to , architecture in the Great Buildings Online. There is nothing superfluous in Richard Meier’s lean preliminary studies for the Atheneum, a visitors” center and museum for the town of New Harmony.

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Psychological Demands of space This determinant is addressed, I believe, by the central circulation pattern of the space.

The two-dimensional image contains within it the instructions for the three-dimensional object that is the building. Functional Aspect The program of the building is concerned with orientation, community gathering and cultural events. I do believe that buildings should speak. Lecture by Richard Meier. The complexity of these spaces is echoed in the irregular outline of the facade, notably the curved and fluid wall oriented toward the nearby river.

Case Study: The Atheneum by Richard Meier

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. He produces them not for aesthetic purposes—he finds little value in drawing and coloring beautiful facades—but as part of his process of exploring the building’s richrad design, in plan, section, and elevation. In my work, the use of a specific and internally consistent vocabulary of elements and themes athenejm the years has allowed me a coherent, evolutionary means of expression.

The historical inspiration underlying much of Meier’s work is the early architecture of Le Corbusier, such as the Villa Savoye, an icon of the modern movement. The town flourished economically for ten years until it Rapp, who felt his flock should go back from whence they came, sold the land and assets to British social reformer Robert Owen, who brought his own group meief intellectuals to live in athrneum and economic New Harmony. The Atheneum New Harmony, Indiana – The ideal vision of the relationship between habitation and social life exists in the restored architecture of New Harmony.


The contemporary town of Harmony, has developed as a scientific centre of national significance wikipedia and has continued to have an elevated relationship with its architecture.

The Atheneum is designed so that visitors have to go a specific way through the building, leading out into New Harmony itself. The second galleries discusses the various individuals in New Harmony’s history.

The Atheneum – Richard Meier – Great Buildings Architecture

For Meier, drawings are a means to an end. The plan, which seems to have been neglected of late, is in fact the key. Open spaces and glass walls are elements qtheneum to emphasize that this is a public building. The Museum of Modern Art,p. Richard Meier – creativemindsnitc.

There are four galleries. The Atheneum Commentary The Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana serves as a visitation starting point to this important utopian settlement. Yet his economy of line utterly belies the spatial complexity and the drama of light and shadow experienced by the building’s visitors.

A three story diagonal plane marks the entry sequence. From here, the pedestrian circulation through the building is a continuous experience, of which the interior ramp is chief mediator and armature.

The second uses diagonal planes, which react to the edge of the town. A third form responds to the passing river.


The Atheneum – Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Framed views to the exterior allow controlled glimpses and anticipations of the town and the landscape. Sources on The Atheneum Roger H. Visitors arriving by boat land on a path that leads through a field to the building. Rizzoli International Athenem, It is named for the Greek Athenaionwhich was a temple dedicated to Athena mmeier ancient Greece.

Math Geometry Case Study: Meier’s spare graphite line on tracing paper seems fitting to the composition of reductive elements in his all-white building.

New Harmony’s Atheneum

If you have additional information or spotted an error, please send feedback to digital moma. This caused for the planning to include a raising the building up on a podium of earth for protection.

Meier has richxrd of the Atheneum that “circulation is the main spatial protagonist of this building and the ramp is its most vital element. At the uppermost roof terrace, the visitor finds himself confronted with the town. Architect Peter Eisenman nominated the Atheneum for this award because it was “a wonderfully pure example of the recurring themes among Meier’s substantial oeuvre; it is a classic ‘Meier’ design.

The three-story building’s ramp and overlaying grids provide frequent views of the town and countryside.