Richard Meier

John Hill
17. January 2018

The great New York architect Richard Meier spoke with PLANE—SITE in the fourth video of a series leading up to the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, planned as a collateral exhibition of the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.

In the short film recorded in the Manhattan office of Richard Meier & Partners Architects, Meier looks back on some of his projects, finding a "timeless quality" in their existence and recounting how much he loves designing museums, places where people come together "for enjoyment but also for learning." Known for his all-white buildings – "whiteness reflects nature...makes you more aware of the colors of nature" – Meier also describes an anomaly: an all-black building now under construction near the United Nations. This project reveals that Meier, at 83, is still open to new challenges.

PLANE—SITE is producing a new series of videos, featuring protagonists from within the global architecture discourse. The video series will be exhibited in Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora as part of the GAA Foundation's Time-Space-Existence exhibition, opening in May 2018. World-Architects is serving as media partner for the Time-Space-Existence video series, which will see at least one new video per month until the exhibition's opening. The interview series has been made possible with the support of the European Cultural Centre.

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