Shamberg Residence
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Architect Richard Meier
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Location Chappaqua, New York
Date 1972 to 1974   timeline
Building Type house
Climate temperate
Context rural
Style Modern
Notes Block massing with more sensuous inflections.




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Discussion Shamberg Residence Commentary

"...the Shamberg House provides a volume of open, glazed public space that was complement a deep-walled private zone. Because this was planned for only two people, the space has a simpler structure than in the earlier houses."

— Richard Meier. Richard Meier, Architect. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. p75.

Sources on Shamberg Residence

Roger H. Clark and Michael Pause. Precedents in Architecture. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1985. "1.4" proportion diagram, p190. — Updated edition available at

Richard Meier. Richard Meier Architect. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. NA 737.M43 A35. LC 75-38096. site plan, p75. lower level plan, p76. upper level plan, p76. axonometric, p77. cross section facing living area, p78. detail of low parapet on roof, p79.

William S. Saunders. Modern Architecture—Photographs by Ezra Stoller. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, 1990. ISBN 0-8109-3816-2. exterior photo, p195. — A wonderful & inspiring book of beautiful photographs by the master of architectural photography. Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Shamberg Residence


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