Victoria Meyers architect (hMa) believes in designing architecture that features minimalist space, putting the emphasis on natural elements. hMa's approach to architectural design is distinctly different from the work of architects who see architecture as an expression of popular culture.
The baseline of any hMa design is like the Cartesian grid - a device for marking the flow of time. Incidents (spaces) along that line are where the figure interacts within that flow.
Victoria Meyers' Lightscore, written for Architects Design Music, Victoria Meyers architect
Geometry as minimalism is a system for reducing or distilling all forms to their point of absolute beginning. The reason for us to find that ‘point of beginning’ is its freshness. This is a space of zero occupation, where anything is possible. No matter how many times you come to find that moment in time - it is the most authentic incarnation of any object: the object as a newborn, with no imprints from the wear and tear of time.
A minimalist finds and uses objects onto which the context of any specific site has been removed. By removing traces of origin the object becomes pure ‘form’: form that is timeless, and siteless.
Holley House. Victoria Meyers architect.
Unlike the pop artist who studies the ready-made for its anecdotal qualities, the minimalist seeks to isolate the formal structures of any and all objects. This is accomplished by stripping the object of its anecdotal meanings. The minimalist object, as a result, is like the newborn – whose appearance changes daily as its body struggles to give genetic specificity to her/his form.
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close-up view of stainless steel pavilion, Juliana Curran Terian Pratt Pavilion: Victoria Meyers architect