Frankfurt Museum für Kunsthandwerk – Museum of Arts and Crafts

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Arts and Crafts Building, Germany – design by Richard Meier

Museum fur Angewandte Kunst

formerly known as Museum für Kunsthandwerk

Museum of Arts and Crafts

Date: 1985

Architect: Richard Meier

Location: central Frankfurt, on south bank of river

Gardens to west:
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The architecture housing the Museum Angewandte Kunst was designed by Richard Meier. By integrating the Neoclassicist Metzler family villa built in the nineteenth century, he created an ensemble consisting of the surrounding park, the villa and the new building. It re-opened in April 2013 with a restoration of the Richard Meier architecture to its original splendor.

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If we contemplate the Museum Angewandte Kunst building, we are reminded of Le Corbusier’s residential houses. For stylistic orientation, the architect Richard Meier looks to Classical Modern architecture, its straightforward forms and clearly articulated spatial bodies. In the late 1960s, Richard Meier belonged to the “New York Five” architects’ group, who further developed the functional style of 1920s and ’30s European modernism in the tradition of the early Le Corbusier. Their common attribute is the colour white. In his design for Frankfurt’s Museum Angewandte Kunst, Meier integrated the neo-classicist Metzler family villa in existence since the nineteenth century and thus created an ensemble consisting of the surrounding park, the villa, and the new building.

Museum fur Angewandte Kunst – building:

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Museum fur Angewandte Kunst architect : Richard Meier


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