The Atheneum--page 4 of 5 (detail views of the south and east facades)

Richard Meier

The south facade


The east facade

The ramp, at a 5 degree angle to the east facade, leads in the direction of the historic village. The generally blank east wall indicates the interior auditorium.
The exterior stairwell "box" is at a 45 degree angle to the facade. Spatial variations such as this, ambiguities in inside/outside views, and various observation points characterize this late modern work.

Views of the stairwell from the east, from the south, and from the near south side

See also distant views of the exterior and details of the west entrance, west curved front, and the interior.

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