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Jean Nouvel Unveils Plans for Nature-Filled National Art Museum of China

Jean Nouvel Unveils Plans for Nature-Filled National Art Museum of China

Nouvel's nearly 33-acre museum will be seven times larger than the current institution located near the Forbidden City and will be built in collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Architectural

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Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens in London

Smiljan Radic’s 2014 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens in London

Photo by Iwan Baan Chile-based Smiljan Radic Studio just unveiled the 14th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London. The studio's innovative temporary structure looks like a giant boulder propped up on

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Vienna Upcycles Historic Coal Gasometers into Amazing Urban Communities

Vienna Upcycles Historic Coal Gasometers into Amazing Urban Communities

We love adaptive reuse here at Inhabitat, and can never get enough converted barns and upcycled water towers. But the adaptive reuse project that takes the cake, and is one of the most inspiring building

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Jean Nouvel Adorns Lush Barcelona Hotel with Leaf-Shaped Windows

Jean Nouvel Adorns Lush Barcelona Hotel with Leaf-Shaped Windows

The hotel’s striking façade sets it apart from others in the region, with leaf-shaped windows that frame each of the 357 guestrooms. Inside, the ornate windows are shaped like a burst of palm fronds

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Patrick Blanc is Growing the World’s Tallest Vertical Garden in Sydney

Patrick Blanc is Growing the World’s Tallest Vertical Garden in Sydney

The design of One Central Park combines green space with the built environment by using the lush green tapestry of plants and terraced gardens as physical extensions of the surrounding 6,400 square-meter

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Jean Nouvel Wins Competition to Design National Art Museum of China

Jean Nouvel Wins Competition to Design National Art Museum of China

After a year of rumors, French architect Jean Nouvel was just selected to design Beijing’s new National Art Museum of China. The decision comes after speculation that the museum would be designed by

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Gigantic Coal Gasometers Transformed into Thriving Communities in Vienna

Gigantic Coal Gasometers Transformed into Thriving Communities in Vienna

The gasometers are four gigantic gas tanks enclosed by a brick façade, each approximately 230 feet tall, 197 feet in diameter, and with a storage capacity of over 3 million cubic feet. Once used for the

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Jean Nouvel Reportedly Trumps Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry for New National Art Museum of China

Jean Nouvel Reportedly Trumps Zaha Hadid, Frank Gehry for New National Art Museum of China

Image MAD Architecture The National Art Museum of China's location and highly-publicized competition show that China sees the former Olympic grounds as prime site to display their vision of being a

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Jean Nouvel Jazzes Up Moritz’s 19th Century Subterranean Brewery in Barcelona

Jean Nouvel Jazzes Up Moritz’s 19th Century Subterranean Brewery in Barcelona

The original Moritz Brewery was launched by a Catalan brewmaster in 1856. It shut down for 26 years before it was re-opened in 2004. Although the brewery's main operations take place in Zaragoza, the

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Jean Nouvel & MDW Architecture Unveil Passive Tower for Belgium

Jean Nouvel & MDW Architecture Unveil Passive Tower for Belgium

We don't have a lot of details about Charleroi's new police headquarters, except that the 3rd towering vertical wing of the existing brick building will incorporate passive solar design in order to ensure

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Jean Nouvel’s Shipping Container Restaurant Sprouts on Seguin Island in Paris

Jean Nouvel’s Shipping Container Restaurant Sprouts on Seguin Island in Paris

Les Grandes Tables of Seguin Island is a large timber-framed structure wrapped in glass. The bare bones suspended scaffolding wraps around recycled shipping cargo containers, giving it an industrial yet

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Jean Nouvel’s Massive MoMA ‘Death Spire’ Plan Back on Track

Jean Nouvel’s Massive MoMA ‘Death Spire’ Plan Back on Track

Plans for Jean Nouvel’s Death Spire (Torre Verre) atop the Museum of Modern Art were thought to have met their demise in 2009, but lo and behold the spire will rise again! Development giant Hines has

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Patrick Blanc Unveils New Vertical Garden at the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Stilwerk

Patrick Blanc Unveils New Vertical Garden at the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Stilwerk

The opening of Jean Nouvel’s latest project, Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom Stilwerk has been met with much fanfare, and as we read through the reviews we saw another famous name that caught our eye.

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Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens

Vertical Wall on Jean Nouvel's Musée du quai Branly Plants have found a home on walls for centuries, but are sometimes incongruous with architecture, often breaking down the structural integrity of a

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Architect Jean Nouvel Unveils Masterplan for Seguin Island in France

Architect Jean Nouvel Unveils Masterplan for Seguin Island in France

The island was abandoned by carmaker Renault almost 20 years ago, and with Nouvel's design there is hope that Paris could have a new landmark on its hands. A mix of culture, commerce, urban parks and

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Jean Nouvel’s Stunning Museum Façade Dilates to Let in Daylight

Jean Nouvel’s Stunning Museum Façade Dilates to Let in Daylight

France's longstanding relationship with Islamic culture is embodied in Jean Nouvel's stunning Institut du Monde Arabe. The visionary design surprised the 19 donor nations when they first saw the concept

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The 10th Annual Serpentine Gallery by Jean Nouvel Opens This Week

The 10th Annual Serpentine Gallery by Jean Nouvel Opens This Week

Nouvel's design creates contrast between lightweight materials and metal cantilevered structures, all of which are completely red -- providing additional contrast with the surrounding green park. Red is

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Jean Nouvel Unveils Sustainably-Designed National Museum of Qatar

Jean Nouvel Unveils Sustainably-Designed National Museum of Qatar

Yesterday the Qatar Museum Authority and Jean Nouvel (Pritzker Prize-winning architect) unveiled plans for the new National Museum of Qatar. The cultural center is inspired by the desert architecture and

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Jean Nouvel Unveils Reflective LEED Certified Skyscraper in NYC

Jean Nouvel Unveils Reflective LEED Certified Skyscraper in NYC

French architect Jean Nouvel recently unveiled a shining new LEED Certified skyscraper on 11th avenue in New York City. The building features a stunning facade composed of 1,700 different panes of glass

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Axis Mundi Unveils Alternative Design for MoMA Tower

Axis Mundi Unveils Alternative Design for MoMA Tower

Jenga, anyone? This crazy kaleidoscope of architectural wonder is architect John Beckmann and his firm, Axis Mundi's alternative (and we mean alternative) vision of the much-discussed 53 W. 53rd site,

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Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline

Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline

Aptly nicknamed the "green blade," Jean Nouvel's newest addition to the asphalt laden City of Angels slices through the concrete jungle at 10,000 Santa Monica, adding much needed greenery to the

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FRASERS BROADWAY: Australia’s Greenest Development

FRASERS BROADWAY: Australia’s Greenest Development

Big things are happening in Sydney. First Earth Hour, which began in Sydney, went global last month. Then, the city unveiled its brand new 2030 vision, which outlines the steps that the city will take to

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Jean Nouvel Wins the 2008 Pritzker Prize

Jean Nouvel Wins the 2008 Pritzker Prize

Groundreaking architect Jean Nouvel has inspired and influenced international architecture (and many of us here at Inhabitat) for over three decades with creative interpretations of culture, location,

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Jean Nouvel’s LOUISIANA MANIFESTO

Jean Nouvel’s LOUISIANA MANIFESTO

"Each new situation requires a new architecture." Jean Nouvel French new wave architect Jean Nouvel is probably most famous for his L'Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris. Seeing that building at age 19

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