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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At the uppermost roof terrace, the visitor finds himself confronted with the town. Functional Aspect The program of the building is concerned with orientation, community gathering and cultural events.

Come and meet your New Town Manager. While the elevation tends to pictorialize, the plan and the section speak to the architect about spatial ideas. For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders. Open spaces and glass walls are elements used to emphasize that this is a public building. There are four galleries. Subscribers – login to skip ads. It is named for the Greek Athenaionwhich was a temple athenemu to Athena in ancient Greece.

If you would like to reproduce text from a MoMA publication or moma. Rizzoli International Publications, Together with the section, it generates the building. I do believe that buildings should speak.

Visitors are guided through galleries include communal history exhibits and models. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Lecture by Richard Meier. The two-dimensional image contains within it the instructions for the ateneum object that is the building.

Richard Meier. The Atheneum, New Harmony, Indiana, Plan, preliminary study. | MoMA

The fourth is closed to the public and has furniture designed by Richard Meier himself. The Atheneum is designed so that visitors have to go a specific way through the athendum, leading out into New Harmony itself. All requests to license audio or video richarf produced by MoMA should be addressed to Scala Archives at firenze scalarchives. A three story diagonal plane marks the entry sequence. The town was founded as Harmony in as a Christian utopia by German immigrant George Rapp, who felt the second coming of Christ, was imminent.


New Harmony’s Atheneum

Meier’s spare graphite line on tracing paper seems fitting to the composition of reductive elements in his all-white building. View Poster – The Earth Institute. The Atheneum by Richard Meier advertisement. Gallery II is on the second floor and it is this room whose shape mirrors the river and has a long rectangular window that ridhard a view of the river.

From here, the pedestrian circulation through the building is a continuous experience, of which the interior ramp is chief mediator and armature. But, of the two, the plan is the most convincing and fundamental expression of architectural ideas.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The drawing conveys a sense of anticipation and excitement, suggesting how ricuard spatially complex building invites exploration and discovery, for the exhibits in the galleries, for the rooftop balcony from which to view the historic town, and for its own intricate sake, as a fitting symbol of the town founders’ pioneering spirit.

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Around the same time The Atheneum was conceived and built, Architectural discourse was taking different positions on form. As visitors arrive by boat, like the original founders, this monument greets them.

In my work, the use of a specific and athdneum consistent vocabulary of elements and themes over the years has allowed me a coherent, evolutionary means of expression. Once the visitor has crossed the threshold, the entry box propels him to the foot of the internal circulation ramp. A three-story plane set at a forty-degree angle to the podium acknowledges the point of arrival. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


The Atheneum, Richard Meier

The Atheneum Commentary The Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana serves as a visitation starting point to this important utopian settlement. 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.

Before analyzing of the formal attributes of the Atheneum, it is critical to briefly discuss the context, or rather the town of New Harmony where this building is situated. Rules of Focus – Pasadena City College. As mentioned above, the building is informed by such natural conditions as the passing river and outward views of the landscape. Yet his economy of line utterly belies the spatial complexity and the drama of light and shadow experienced by the building’s visitors.

The three-story building’s ramp and overlaying grids provide frequent views of the town and countryside. The second uses diagonal planes, which react to the edge of the town. The Atheneum New Harmony, Indiana – 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 fundamental design, in plan, section, and elevation.

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