• Luis de Orueta deposited Living at Richard Meier’s Smith House in the group Group logo of Architectural History and TheoryArchitectural History and Theory on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    In this short essay, the author examines the effect of an iconic building on the conduct of the person living in it. It takes as a reference the first house that the famous architect designed and projects his irradiation on autobiographical experiences that cover multiple aspects of daily life. Starting from the interrelation with the marine and forest environment, it introduces a renewed vision of professional, sentimental, and family life. The singularity of the chosen example, in its coordinates of time (1971) and space (Tokeneke), is used to examine the historical dimension, which the toponymy allows. In each of the chapters it is perceived how the aesthetics of the place can provoke ethical responses and second-derivative reflections on human condition.