Establishing his eponymous New York-based practice more than 50 years ago, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier is famed for his white and glass palette – as seen in his private museum and library in New Jersey and his firm's proposal for a 163-metre-high skyscraper under construction in Taichung. The American continued this theme with his first project in Korea – a waterfront hotel for the Winter Olympics.
But Meier, who ranks 96 in our overall hot list and 45 in our architecture list, also shocked Dezeen readers by eschewing this signature aesthetic and unveiling a Manhattan apartment tower with a black glass facade.
1. Richard Meier's first project in South Korea is a waterfront hotel for the Winter Olympics
2. Richard Meier unveils black tower for Manhattan at 685 First Avenue
3. Richard Meier creates private museum in New Jersey to showcase his work
4. Richard Meier reveals 163-metre skyscraper underway in Taiwan
5. OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse by Richard Meier & Partners