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Jean Nouvel completes first phase of plant-covered Aquarela complex in Ecuador

January 21, 2021 India Block 0

New renders show Aquarela, a high-rise apartment complex designed by French practice Ateliers Jean Nouvel for Cumbayá, Ecuador, which will be covered in planted balconies. Phase one, comprising of three terraced towers called Terra, Aqua and Cielo, completed in December 2020 along with the communal facilities. The next six towers will complete in three phases

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Jean Nouvel reveals cave hotel in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla desert

October 27, 2020 Tom Ravenscroft 0
The Sharaan by Jean Nouvel Resort in Al-Ula, Saudi Arabia

French architect Jean Nouvel has unveiled the design for a subterranean hotel that will be carved into a sandstone hill in the AlUla desert in Saudi Arabia. Named Sharaan by Jean Nouvel, the resort will be cut into the sandstone hills in the AlUla area of Saudi Arabia, which is around 220 miles north of

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Jean Nouvel designs lush Acquarela community for Ecuador

November 12, 2019 Eleanor Gibson 0
Acquarela by Jean Nouvel

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

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

October 25, 2019 India Block 0
Philharmonie de Paris by Jean Nouvel

Architect Jean Nouvel is counter-suing the Philharmonie de Paris over the €170.6 million fine he was slapped with for delivering the concert hall 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

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André Fu outfits apartment in Jean Nouvel’s MoMA tower

August 29, 2019 Bridget Cogley 0
53 West 53 by Andre Fu 36B

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

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