Sunday, March 30, 2008

Jean Nouvel Wins the Pritzker Prize for Architecture

Jean Nouvel, winner of architecture's highest award, the 2008 Pritzker Prize

The New York Times has the story of this complicated and controversial, style-defying French architect, this year's winner of "architecture's Nobel." The excellent NYT slide shows and audio reports help to illuminate Nouvel's work. Nouvel's foremost concern is for the sense of place:

“The wind, the color of the sky, the trees around — the building is not done only to be the most beautiful,” he said. “It’s done to give advantage to the surroundings. It’s a dialogue.” Jean Nouvel

Los Angeles Times coverage.
Jean Nouvel's online website
Great Buildings online, Jean Nouvel
Design Boom's interview with Jean Nouvel
Jean Nouvel, author, Olivier Boissiere
The Singular Objects of Architecture, a discussion between author Jean Baudrillard and Jean Nouvel

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