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: