Discover the World of Jean Nouvel

Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain

Architect Jean Nouvel designs with a painterly eye, working with color, light, and shadow. Shimmering red and blue glass sheath the missile-shaped Agbar Tower in Barcelona. Nouvel’s Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is shocking blue by day, and a palette of illuminated posters by night. A wild jumble of brightly colored boxes form Nouvel’s Quai Branly Museum in Paris. His Arab World Institute in Paris is covered with a lattice of aluminum lenses.

Dazzling architecture by Jean Nouvel can be found in many European and American cities. Learn more:

Buildings and Projects by Jean Nouvel

Biography of Jean Nouvel

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Architecture Gone Wild in Vienna

Hundertwasserhaus in Vienna

A favorite sight in Vienna is the colorful Hundertwasser-Haus apartment complex built in 1985. Created by visual artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the bold palette and wild foliage capture the Jugendstil spirit of Otto Wagner… and reject the modernist ideas of Adolf Loos.

Hundertwasser coined the term Transautomatism to describe his surrealistic works. The Hundertwasser-Haus in Vienna is just one of several eye-popping Hundertwasser designs in Europe.

 

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