The recently designed W Retreat Kanai in Mexico's Riviera Maya by Richard Meier & Partners has flagged up Meier's presence in the Latin American country. Now a retrospective of the American architect's work - held in Mexico's Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey (MARCO) - follows hot on its heels, and is set to put the project in context within his vastly influential body of work.
Offering an in-depth view of Meier's design philosophy, the exhibition follows his most emblematic projects to-date. Including work of almost any type - from masterplans to furniture design - the display features a selection of models, original sketches, renderings, photographs and products, and spans everything from iconic images of the architect's work - such as the Jubilee Church in Rome and the Neugebauer Residence in Florida - to unbuilt and rarely seen competition proposals and under construction projects.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Monterrey
Zuazua y Padre Jardón S/N
Monterrey, Nuevo León
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Ellie Stathaki is the Architecture Editor at Wallpaper*. She trained as an architect at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece and studied architectural history at the Bartlett in London. Now an established journalist, she has been a member of the Wallpaper* team since 2006, visiting buildings across the globe and interviewing leading architects such as Tadao Ando and Rem Koolhaas. Ellie has also taken part in judging panels, moderated events, curated shows and contributed in books, such as The Contemporary House (Thames & Hudson, 2018) and Glenn Sestig Architecture Diary (2020).
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