Architecture & Urbanism 587 – Arabic Context and Culture: 3 Projects by Jean Nouvel and Recent Projects
Architecture & Urbanism 587 | This issue’s main feature are three commissions that Ateliers Jean Nouvel has completed over the past three decades for Arab clients in Paris and the Gulf States: National Museum of Qatar, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Institut du Monde Arabe. The projects embody the skill with which the office gives a fresh spin on traditional themes while creating a sense of place that enhances the site, and are notable for their abstraction of themes in Islamic architecture in creating a fusion of new and old, indigenous and Western. The issue also profiles several recent buildings by Valerio Olgiati, Frank Gehry, Smiljan Radic, BIG, Peter Märkli, Peter Zumthor, and Eduardo Souto de Moura.
Front cover: Courtyard of National Museum of Qatar. Designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Photo by Iwan Baan.
Back cover: Interior view of Céline Flagship Store. Designed by Valerio Olgiati. Photo by Mikael Olsson.
160 p, ills colour & bw, 22 x 29 cm, pb.