From a poetic vision towards a programmed reality

Construction of a 6 meter large Light-Test Model of Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi image © by Jens Kaestler All information courtesy of 1:One| Computational Geometry and Georg Ackermann GmbH;  please note individual credits for the images. 3 specialist companies collaborate for design and construction of a light-test model for the complex Louvre dome structure […]

The National Museum of Qatar by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Paris-based Ateliers Jean Nouvel designed the NMQ around the historic Fariq Al Salatah Palace National Museum of Qatar, South View All images by Artefactory, information courtesy of Ruder Finn Arts & Communications Counselors; © Ateliers Jean Nouvel The National Museum of Qatar marks the next stage of the Qatar Museums Authority‘s program to develop Qatar […]

W Hotel, Dubai by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

A fresh approach at beachfront hospitality by the french architectural firm All images, plans and information courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel; © by Ateliers Jean Nouvel, refer to credits at the end of the article for more details Ateliers Jean Nouvel have provided us with extensive material on their design for the W Hotel in […]

Doha High Rise Office Tower by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

All images and plans courtesy of Ateliers Jean Nouvel. Copyright by desMena Office Tower in  Doha, Qatar, designed by Ateliers Jean Nouvel

Louvre Abu Dhabi by Jean Nouvel

Images / Text by Stephan Luecke. Copyright by desMena. Louvre Abu Dhabi, designed by Jean Nouvel for the new Cultural District on Saadiyat Island. Jean Nouvel’s Louvre Abu Dhabi is an extraordinary example for the great possibilities that lie within a sensitive design approach that does not forget about the genius loci while creating a unique […]