richard meier white

getty museum is designed in 1997 by the architect richard meier who uses “white” as his signature. 

meier says “i’d never live in a non-white interior.” but in his architecture, white actually has a pretty wide range. for example the getty center consists 6 white buildings and since the ones on the edge gets the sunlight easier than the others, their façades have a matte tone of white—so that all the buildings can look in the same color. 

the skin of all the buildings, the tiles on the floors, and even the shapes of the trees are composed of 30-inch square panels because this ratio is defined as the general comfort zone of a person.

getty museum looks all white and simple but its floor plan is pretty complex and tilting. this form is based two elements: the topographic orientation of the site and the relationship with the route of the freeway which connects los angeles to san diego.