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Richard Meier's 1960s Smith House captured in new photographs Richard Meier's 1960s Smith House captured in new photographs

Richard Meier's 1960s Smith House captured in new photographs

One of American architect Richard Meier's earliest projects, the Smith House, is portrayed in a fresh set of images by photographer Mike Schwartz to commemorate the influential project's 50th anniversary.
Located in the town of Darien, Connecticut, the house is situated on a wooded site that overlooks the Long Island Sound. Completed in 1967, the residence was built for Fred and Carole Smith, and today is owned by their sons, Chuck and Hobie Smith.

Meier, now 83 years old, received the commission shortly after launching his New York studio in 1963, following a three-year stint working with architect Marcel Breuer.
"I was working out of one room of a two-room apartment shortly after leaving the office of Marcel Breuer, and one day I had a call from Carole Smith asking if I would be interested in designing a weekend house for her family," said Meier. "She was looking for a young architect who would give full attention to the house."
The home is credited for propelling the career of Meier, who is well known for his geometric designs and pairing of white and glass surfaces. He won the Pritzker Prize in 1984, and was a chief figure in America's modernist movement in the 1960s and beyond.
"The Smith House catapulted Richard's career as an architect, and it was the project that helped to define Richard Meier's architectural language and the design philosophy of the firm," said his studio, Richard Meier & Partners Architects, which has offices in...
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