Richard Meier models


First covered by NYTimes in 2008 but again reposting given the timeless nature of the subject matter. Jullian, fancy heading down one Friday?

Rather than offloading architectural models or letting them swamp the office shelves, Richard Meier stashes hundreds of them in a Long Island City warehouse. “I don’t throw a lot away,” he told The New York Times in an interview last spring, when he’d just started allowing the public in to poke around. “To have all this and have no one see it is kind of crazy.” On May 2, he’ll reopen the 3,600-sq. ft. space for the season. Visitors can stroll around miniatures of his built work spanning from the ’60s (boxy houses in Connecticut and on Long Island) to the ’90s (a Dutch paper mill, his masterpiece Getty Center). Also on display are furniture and product prototypes plus sculptures collaged from chunks of steel and wax.

45-minute self-guided tours available on Fridays only, call 212-967-6060 to reserve a spot

One Reply to “Richard Meier models”

  1. Particularly enjoying these initial pen and ink sketches. The model studio is apparently a haphazard experience, sounds perfect.

    Richard Meier & Partners
    Hans Arp Museum
    Rolandseck, Germany

    The main body of the Hans Arp Museum is situated on a heavily wooded escarpment high above the Rhine River. Obvious copyright of Richard Meier & Partners Architects LLP.
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