Instagrammers capture Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar as it nears completion

Images of Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar in Doha are beginning to emerge on Instagram as the building’s interlocking design nears completion. Inspired by the rose-like formations of crystal that appear in the desert sand, the building is composed of a ring of low-lying and linked pavilions, which encircle a large courtyard area and existing palace.

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Jean Nouvel’s 53W53 “MoMA tower” progress shown in photographs

Construction photos, released along with new renderings, show that French architect Jean Nouvel’s supertall skyscraper in Manhattan has reached the 58th floor. Rising above New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street, the 53W53 residential tower is due to reach 1,050 feet tall once complete. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Nouvel’s design has

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New photographs show Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi approaching completion

The huge metal dome topping French architect Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi has been captured in new images, which have emerged on Twitter ahead of the building’s completion. French Ambassador to the UAE Ludovic Pouille shared the photographs of the museum on twitter during a visit to the museum last week. The photographs capture the most striking feature

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Jean Nouvel designs plant-covered hotel for historic district of São Paulo

Ateliers Jean Nouvel has released new renderings for its plant-covered luxury hotel adjoining a former maternity hospital in São Paulo, which will feature interiors by Philippe Starck. Nouvel’s Paris-based firm teamed up with developer Alexandre Allard of Groupe Allard to create Cidade Matarazzo – a 550,000 square-metre complex of historic buildings being regenerated in the city’s centre, including the former Filomena

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Impracticality drives tenants out of Jean Nouvel’s Barcelona skyscraper

Jean Nouvel’s Torre Agbar skyscraper has been sold for the second time in just three years, with its site in Barcelona’s emerging technology district struggling to hold onto tenants. Merlin Properties paid €142 million (£123 million) for the 38-storey tower, originally designed by the French architect for the water company Agbar Group. The Spanish developer plans to invest

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Jean Nouvel elevates Miami Beach residences to avoid rising sea levels

French architect Jean Nouvel’s first residential project in Florida is raised over 11 feet above sea level to address the growing risk of flooding in Miami Beach. Monad Terrace will be located in the city’s South Beach area, which is home to a swathe of Art Deco buildings that have been revamped over the past

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Jean Nouvel’s Cyprus tower has plants bursting through its walls

French studio Ateliers Jean Nouvel has built a tower block in Nicosia, Cyprus, featuring perforated walls and wide balconies that are both bestrewn with plants (+ slideshow). Completed last year next to Eleftheria Square, the 67-metre-high Tower 25 is one of the tallest structures in the Cypriot capital, and includes a mix of apartments, offices and More

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New photos offer a closer look around Jean Nouvel’s Philharmonie de Paris

These new images by photographer Danica O Kus provide a tour around the exterior of Philharmonie de Paris, the concert hall designed and disowned by French architect Jean Nouvel (+ slideshow). The £280 million building, located in the city’s Parc de La Villette, features a multi-tonal facade of interlocking bird-shaped tiles that extend across both wall and ground surfaces. More

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Jean Nouvel’s first New York skyscraper will include three floors of MoMA gallery space

New images show details of the design for the 53W53 residential tower by French architect Jean Nouvel, which will occupy a site adjacent to the Museum of Modern Art on New York’s 53rd Street. Featuring a tapered profile with a roofline staggered across three irregular levels, the 320-metre-tall skyscraper will house 139 apartments — including […]

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Jean Nouvel takes legal action to distance himself from “unfinished” Philharmonie de Paris

News: French architect Jean Nouvel has applied for a court order to disassociate himself from the Paris concert hall, which he says is “non-compliant” with his original design. Having boycotted the opening of the Philharmonie de Paris earlier this year, the Ateliers Jean Nouvel founder has now petitioned to have his name and image removed from all references […]
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Bright red mirrors clad Jean Nouvel’s addition to a French wine-making estate

Jean Nouvel’s studio has extended a winery in south-west France, but instead of matching the traditional stone and timber architecture, the new structure is clad with vivid red metal (+ slideshow). The building creates a new wine cellar for the Château La Dominique winery in the Saint-Émilion region – a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes […]
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Work begins on Jean Nouvel’s woodland arts complex in China

News: construction has started on a vast arts complex designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel for Qingdao, China, featuring a museum, artists’ studios and a marina. French architect Jean Nouvel, who caused controversy last week after refusing to attend the opening of his Philharmonie de Paris concert hall, designed the 70,000-square-metre Artists’ Garden around a museum that will host […]
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Jean Nouvel boycotts opening of his Paris concert hall

News: French architect Jean Nouvel has issued a statement saying he will not attend the opening of his Philharmonie de Paris this evening, claiming it is “not finished” and defending his firm against allegations regarding cost overruns. French Prime Minister Francoise Hollande will open the Philharmonie de Paris tonight, three years after it was originally due […]
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Kilo pitches giant camel-hair tent outside Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris

Architecture studio Kilo has pitched a traditional Moroccan camel and goat wool tent in front of the patterned glass and metal facade of Jean Nouvel’s Institut du Monde Arabe building in Paris. French firm Kilo erected the 500-square-metre tent on the plaza outside the Institut du Monde Arabe – a research centre and museum dedicated to Arabic culture – […]
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