New York Five

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Richard Meier: The Atheneum in New Harmony, Indiana, 1975-79

The New York Five are a group of five New York architects whose work was the subject of a meeting of the CASE (Conference of Architects for the Study of the Environment) and a corresponding exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York in 1969 . The group consists of the architects Peter Eisenman , Michael Graves , Charles Gwathmey , John Hejduk and Richard Meier . After the title of the accompanying publication, they were called " Five Architects " or "The New York Five", simply called " The Whites " by the press, referring to the white facades of their buildings .

The architects understood their designs as a criticism of the architecture of the 1960s and based themselves on the works of Le Corbusier from the 1920s and 1930s and De Stijl , but also on Italian rationalism , such as Giuseppe Terragni . The group was an informal network and the members continued to run their architectural offices independently.