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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Retrieved from ” https: Lecture by Richard Meier. Loraas Disposal update website. Clark and Michael Pause. Theorizing a new agenda for architecture. Meier’s spare graphite line on tracing paper seems fitting to the composition of reductive elements in his all-white building.

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

This collision resonates throughout the complex interior as the ramp, illuminated by light from above, resolves the two grids in plan and section. Psychological Demands of space This determinant is addressed, I believe, by the central circulation pattern of the space.

Coordinates not on Wikidata. The Atheneum Commentary The Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana serves as a visitation starting point to this important utopian settlement.

The two-dimensional image contains within it the instructions for the three-dimensional object that is the athenum. The Atheneum by Richard Meier advertisement. Richard Meier – creativemindsnitc. Rizzoli International Publications, Once the visitor has crossed the threshold, the entry box propels him to the foot of the internal circulation ramp.

River and vehicular visitors’ paths converge to set up a universal experience of the pocelin box of grids placed upon an earthen plinth in protection from yearly floods. A three-story plane set at a forty-degree angle to the podium acknowledges the point of arrival. Around the same time The Atheneum was conceived and built, Architectural discourse was meeir different positions on form.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Tours of Historic New Harmonya collection of buildings of historical significance administered by the Richsrd State Historic Site system, begin at the Atheneum. Visitors arriving by boat land on a path that leads through meieg field to the building. There are four galleries. If you have additional information or spotted richardd error, please send feedback to digital moma. This page was last edited on 15 Augustat Gallery IV is a private space for meetings and events, not open to the public.

The first, a primary orthogonal grid responds to the street grid of the town. This small space affords a panoramic vista like that from the prow of a ship. This record is a work in progress.

It is named for the Greek Athenaionwhich was a temple dedicated to Athena in ancient Greece. Van Nostrand Reinhold, For licensing motion picture film footage it is advised to apply directly to the copyright holders.

The second uses diagonal planes, which react to the edge of the town. This search, for me, begins with the plan.

Open spaces and glass walls are elements used to emphasize that this is a public building. Visitors are guided through galleries include communal history exhibits and models. The second galleries discusses the various individuals in New Harmony’s history. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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New Harmony’s Atheneum

In my work, the use of meler specific and internally consistent vocabulary of elements and themes over the years has allowed me a coherent, evolutionary means of expression. Meier’s homage lies in part in his formal vocabulary, with its pilotis, ramps, and pure white forms, but also in his emphasis on the architectural promenade, that is, the journey through the building.

Together with the section, it generates the building. Spirit of the times The historical context of the town and the spirit of the times in which this building was actually conceived and built provide an interesting parallel. The town was founded as Mrier in as a Christian utopia by German immigrant George Rapp, who felt the second coming of Christ, was imminent.

More information is also available about the film collection and the Circulating Film and Video Library. 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 athenemu classic ‘Meier’ richwrd.

A three story diagonal plane marks the entry sequence. The three-story building’s ramp and overlaying grids provide frequent views of the town and countryside.

While the elevation tends to pictorialize, the plan and the section speak to the architect about spatial ideas.