Juergen Riehm

Architect / United States / 1100 Architect

Juergen Riehm’s Book List

This list focuses on a selection of artists and architects that have inspired me throughout my career. While I was studying architecture at the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts, there was a strong exchange between the students and faculty in all of the various artistic fields. This interdisciplinary collaboration is one of the defining features of 1100 Architect’s work. We have designed residences and studios for artists including Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ross Bleckner; designed the home of the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation; and integrated works of art by James Turrell and Anselm Baumann into our designs. Working for and with these artists has broadened our understanding of the perception of space and continues to have a profound influence on our architecture.

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Peter Noever Editor

James Turrell’s way of perceiving space through light has been influential in our work at 1100. We had the opportunity to collaborate with Turrell on one of our residential projects, for which the client commissioned the artist to create a scrim-like light sculpture in the main living area.

Peter Hall Editor

The title of this book says it all. Even while facing death, Kalman continued to work and enjoy every moment of his time left. His personality and spirit are truly inspiring.

Gustav René Hocke

Hocke cleverly divides the world into two extreme yet coexisting realms—the fantastical and the rational. Reading this while a student at the Städelschule Academy of Fine Arts, I was struck by his broad way of observing and discovering the world.

Peter Sulzer

See my comment on Jean Prouvé: Complete Works, Volume 1.

John Neuhart
Marilyn Neuhart
Ray Eames

Extraordinary book that covers the Eameses’ work from the 1940s all the way through the 1970s.

Peter Sulzer

Prouvé is the master of optimization of structure and its expression in architecture.

Peter Zumthor

I admire Zumthor’s humanistic approach to architecture. His works have a tactile and experiential quality.

Maria Antonietta Crippa

Scarpa’s work and sensitivity toward the preexisting condition and history has greatly influenced our work.

Peter Sulzer

See my comment on Jean Prouvé: Complete Works, Volume 1.

Corinne Diserens et al.

I am inspired by how Gordon Matta-Clark’s way of observing architecture forces us to rethink spatial relationships.

Bernard Rudofsky

Rudofsky’s insights into indigenous building practices, or “architecture without architects,” are a reminder that there is much we can learn about design by opening our eyes to the world around us.

Kynaston McShine
Richard Serra

This catalogue accompanies The Museum of Modern Art’s groundbreaking 2007 exhibition of Serra’s inspiring work.

Donald Judd
Renate Petzinger
Hanne Dannenberger

As an architect, I find the strongest aspects of Judd’s work to be its relationship to context and the use of material and color.

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