The practice of the French architect Jean Nouvel has with its ‘Light of the Sea’ scheme won the invitational competition to build the new opera house of the Chinese city of Shenzhen, carrying the day over firms like BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, Kengo Kum
A delicate bioclimate filter creates a perimetral communal space and gives a distinct character to a mixed-use tower located in Confluence, a new neighborhood in Lyon.
The museum, the design of which is inspired by the forms of the desert rose, is part of an ambitious plan for cultural elevation that seeks to bind global modernity to local identity.
Surrounded by an extraordinary landscape of polders, the building rises like a vertical sea vessel whose glass walls engage in a dialogue with the typical changing Dutch atmosphere.
Within the historical area of the city of Rome, three buildings have been turned into a cultural center containing exhibition halls, accommodations for artists, and a rooftop restaurant.
The recently opened tower named Marsellesa rises 135 meters at Quais d'Arenc, close to the 142-meter headquarters of the French shipping company CMA CGM, built by Zaha Hadid Architects. The unique design of the gridded facade of concrete presents a g
Oliver Wainwright Hovering above the sandy shores of Saadiyat Island like an upturned colander washed up on the beach, the metal-domed roof of the Louvre Abu Dhabi doesn't give much away from the outside. A cluster of white blocks spreads out from be
Inspired by the whimsical crystal forms of desert roses, the museum uses its formal expressiveness to establish a link between the Bedouin culture and global modernity. An organic system of intersected disks stretches around the ancient Amiri Palace,
An envelope of aluminum scales with patterns inspired in Escherian motifs protects a large balconied concert hall designed in the manner of Scharoun¹s Berliner Philaharmonie.
The project to renovate the railway station includes, in its 250,000 square meters of offices, retail spaces and conference center, a V-shaped building over the train tracks and several structures stretching along Fonsny Avenue. The V-shaped office
A 93-meter high residential tower, with a hotel and apartments, becomes a vertical extension of the adjoining Matarazzo park; a series of terraces form luxuriant green surfaces, planted with the same species that grow in the park. Designed as a tree
It is difficult to name a country where the modern program of social reform and hygienization through housing has been as strong as in France. In the 1920s, Le Corbusier declared architecture to be a crucial instrument in addressing societal ills Arc
Jean Nouvel’s lawyers say sums demanded from him are ‘totally disproportionate’. The architect behind the Philharmonie de Paris, one of the world’s most expensive concert halls, is suing the body that manages it over fines issued against him when the
Prodigal son of architecture during the 1980s, Jean Nouvel (Fumel, 1945) knew to make the leap to international fame to join the list of star architects. It was a leap linked to the creation of Ateliers Jean Nouvel, a firm of 150 employees working f
It took 18 years to build, has nearly a mile of galleries and is inspired by a desert rose. Hundreds of huge white plates lie scattered along the roadside in the centre of Doha, Qatar, as if someone has had a spectacular accident with a gigantic
We say Gulf to avoid calling it Persian or Arabian. When that placid world of pearl hunters, camel breeders and date growers became an oil lake, the old enmity between Arabs and Persians was expressed through the geopolitical conflict between Saudi A
Jean Nouvel’s most awaited building of the last years, the Louvre Abu Dhabi, finally opens this coming 12 November through what promises to be a ceremony of great political substance. Originally programmed for the year 2012, the project has been swam
The prefab shelter has been one of the obsessions of modern architecture, but the fruits of this obsession have been meager in terms of social and economic impact. As a matter of fact, prefabricated dwellings – except in their most profitable and ban
Después de siete años de obras y retrasos, y de que el Estado francés se gastase 386 millones de euros en lugar de los 200 presupuestados, la Philharmonie de París era una obra tan esperada como mirada con lupa. Por eso no extraña que su inauguración
Desde su primera edición en 2000, la convocatoria de los pabellones de la Galería Serpentine constituye un singular escaparate mediático donde se funden el arte y la arquitectura.
Situada entre la nueva ciudad y el norte de la bahía de la capital de Qatar, la torre de oficinas Doha destaca por el remate en antena de inspiración árabe y la estructura de tipo diagrid que permite transmitir mejor las cargas y liberar el espacio i
Jean Nouvel ha recibido recientemente la aprobación para la construcción del que será su primer proyecto en Australia. Incluido dentro del plan One Central Park, que se extiende sobre una superficie de 25 hectáreas en el centro de Sidney, el estudio
Jean Nouvel ha presentado en el MoMA de Nueva York su proyecto para el Museo Nacional de Qatar, un edificio que pretende convertirse en un nuevo hito cultural dentro de la región del Golfo Pérsico. El museo toma como referencia formal la geometría de