Jean Nouvel designs lush Acquarela community for Ecuador

French architect Jean Nouvel has designed a sprawling, stone-clad residential development for the outskirts of Quito that echoes its mountainous surroundings. Ateliers Jean Nouvel has created Acquarela for Cumbayá, a rural area east of the Ecuadorian capital, in collaboration with local architectural developer Uribe & Schwarzkopf. The project will comprise nine residential blocks wrapped by […]

Jean Nouvel sues over “totally disproportionate” Philharmonie de Paris late fee

Architect Jean Nouvel is counter-suing the Philharmonie de Paris over the €170.6 million fine he was slapped with when the concert hall opened late and over-budget. Nouvel’s lawyers William Bourdon and Vincent Brengarth said the fee was “totally disproportionate” and “unprecedented in the world of architecture”, reported the Guardian. They argued that the €170.6 million […]

André Fu outfits apartment in Jean Nouvel’s MoMA tower

Architect André Fu has used pieces from his homeware collection to furnish a model apartment inside the Jean Nouvel tower rising above the city’s Museum of Modern Art. Fu and his Hong Kong studio AFSO created the interiors for a two-bedroom unit in Nouvel’s black 53W53 tower, which topped out in July 2018 and is […]

Jean Nouvel completes “earth-work” library at University of Cyprus

Atelier Jean Nouvel‘s recently completed Stelios Ioannou Learning Resource Center, at the University of Cyprus in Nicosia, has been revealed in photographs by Yiorgis Yerolymbos. Named after Cypriot industrialist Stelios Ioannou, the library in the capital of Cyprus has been designed to look like an artificial hill. “It has been considered as an ‘earth-work’, a gentle echo […]

National Museum of Qatar is “a representation of a nation” says Jean Nouvel

Architecture that embodies a country’s values can help improve communication between feuding nations, says Jean Nouvel as the National Museum of Qatar opens in Doha. Nouvel claims the building, which he described as “a representation of a nation”, could help to resolve the ongoing diplomatic crisis affecting Qatar‘s relationship with the surrounding countries. “Architecture and culture is a […]

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