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Jean Nouvel Seeks Legal Action to Distance Himself from Philharmonie de Paris

After boycotting the premature opening of the infamous Philharmonie de Paris, Jean Nouvel has taken his frustrations to court demanding that his name and image be removed from all references to the publicly funded €390 million concert hall. The French architect, who… Sigue leyendo

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Jean Nouvel Argues That The Philharmonie de Paris Is “Not Finished”

Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s long awaited opening of the Philharmonie de Paris concert hall took place yesterday at a VIP event in which the French President, Francois Hollande, officiated the ceremony three years after it was scheduled to take place. It has been reported that Jean Nouvel ‘boycotted’ the event because he feels that the building has opened “too early” and it “is not finished.” He argues that “there were no acoustic tests of the concert hall [as] the schedule did not allow the architectural and technical requirements to be respected, […] despite all the warnings which I have been giving since 2013.”

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One Central Park / Jean Nouvel + Patrick Blanc

Architects: Jean Nouvel, Patrick Blanc
Location: LOT 1 Broadway, Central Park, Chippendale NSW 2008, Australia
Year: 2014
Photographs: Murray Fredericks, Simon Wood, John Gollings

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Spotlight: Jean Nouvel

Today is the 69th birthday of the great French architect and designer, Jean NouvelThe winner of the Wolf Prize in 2005 and the Pritzker of 2008, Nouvel has attempted to design each of his projects without any preconceived notions, resulting in a variety of projects that – while strikingly different – always demonstrate an interesting use of light and shadow as well as a harmonious balance with their surroundings. More on the Pritzker-winning architect, after the break.

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The Cinematic Future of “Dumbo Heights”

The transformation of the Jehovah’s Witness’ Watchtower campus in Dumbo is underway. Real estate wunderkind, Jared Kushner is converting the five-building complex into “Dumbo Heights” – Brooklyn’s next tech hub and commercial district. While the 1.2-million-square-foot project won’t open until next year, a new promotional video for the site was released this week. And it’s packed with more Brooklyn stereotypes […]
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Louvre Abu Dhabi en construcción | Jean Nouvel

Una luz que permite, de doble cúpula de celosía será el gesto arquitectónico central de diseño de Jean Nouvel para el “Louvre Abu Dhabi”. En el espíritu de la arquitectura que pertenece a la historia y el lugar, el diseño se basa en la prueba del tiempo en las técnicas de enfriamiento pasivo de los […] Sigue leyendo

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Happy Birthday Jean Nouvel!

“My interest has always been in an architecture which reflects the modernity of our epoch as opposed to the rethinking of historical references. My work deals with what is happening now—our techniques and materials, what we are capable of doing … Sigue leyendo

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These Shoes Were Made For Drafting: Architect-Designed Footwear


Nouvel’s Torre Agbar in Barcelona (left) and his new line of shoes. Photos: via Oobject and Co.Design Jean Nouvel has taken a break from drafting (and re-drafting) MoMA’s controversial new Tower Verre to launch a line of … leather moonboots? Yes, Nouvel is the latest architect to dabble in shoe design, launching his Pure Capsule Collection Sigue leyendo

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