The architect Richard Meier is one of the last active modernists, and has directly influenced many cities around the world. Talking about him from one approach is almost impossible, because his career and ideology have made of him one of the most innovative, comprehensive and iconic characters of the current architecture.
Richard Meir conceives each structure as an element that interacts with the environment without adversely alter it. For him, form, function and aesthetics are the criteria that must be combined without reaching precedence. The New Jersey native architect is distinguished by a style based on geometry, space, light and, of course, white color, in addition to abandon all ephemeral trend.
Richard Meier’s buildings could translate into pure poetry. The absolute presence of white potentiates the aesthetic qualities of natural light, and how their nuances are different throughout the day. In 1984, he won the Pritzker Prize, the most important international recognition in the world of architecture, which is another example of the relevance and importance of his work.
Mexico is home of four of his grand projects. In Mexico City we find: Mitikah Office Tower (Coyoacan), Liberty Plaza (Santa Fe) and Reform Towers; and in the Riviera Maya is located the W Kanai Retrear, a structure in full swing.
Source and images: Richard Meier & Partners Architects
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