Interview with Architect Richard Meier
How do you approach your projects?
We look at each one and consider the context—what it is and what it can be—beyond the strictly functional concerns. We think about its public nature and how that can be enhanced, how the spaces we create can enliven the experience of being there.
Why has white been such a presence in your work?
Whiteness allows the architectural ideas to be understood most clearly—the difference between opacity and transparency, solid and void, structure and surface. These things are more perceptible in a white environment. They have a greater clarity.
What advice would you give to young designers starting out today?
The world has changed a great deal from when I began 50 years ago. I was very fortunate. There were a lot of opportunities that perhaps don’t exist today. At the same time, there’s an amazing amount of good architecture being done all over the world.
Source: Architectural Digest