Posts Tagged: Jean Nouvel

Reality Check: Spain

[Text originally published in Mark Magazine #50] Revisiting architecture is always a good thing to do, especially when the work is risqué and experimental, and especially when times are a-changin’, as they are in places like Spain. For nowhere has

Reality Check: Spain

[Text originally published in Mark Magazine #50] Revisiting architecture is always a good thing to do, especially when the work is risqué and experimental, and especially when times are a-changin’, as they are in places like Spain. For nowhere has

Destination: Barcelona’s Renaissance Fira Hotel

[Originally published in Azure, May 2014] The elevator soars up the Hotel Renaissance Fira Barcelona, and my knees buckle beneath me as hundreds of palm trees and plants zoom past the glass cabin. What might be the fastest lift in

Destination: Barcelona’s Renaissance Fira Hotel

[Originally published in Azure, May 2014] The elevator soars up the Hotel Renaissance Fira Barcelona, and my knees buckle beneath me as hundreds of palm trees and plants zoom past the glass cabin. What might be the fastest lift in

Hotel Agbar?

image courtesy Wikipedia Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper reported three days ago that the Agbar Tower, an office building designed by Jean Nouvel and completed in 2005, is to be converted into a luxury hotel. The news should come as no surprise. Architecture

Hotel Agbar?

image courtesy Wikipedia Barcelona’s La Vanguardia newspaper reported three days ago that the Agbar Tower, an office building designed by Jean Nouvel and completed in 2005, is to be converted into a luxury hotel. The news should come as no surprise. Architecture

Garden and Gaffe: A Hotel by Jean Nouvel

Leon Battista Alberti famously wrote: “The city is like some large house and the house in turn like some small city”. If there is one type of “house” that comes closest to Alberti’s “small city”, then surely it is the

Garden and Gaffe: A Hotel by Jean Nouvel

Leon Battista Alberti famously wrote: “The city is like some large house and the house in turn like some small city”. If there is one type of “house” that comes closest to Alberti’s “small city”, then surely it is the