Archinect - News 2014-08-21T18:18:16-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106869519/madrid-s-museo-reina-sof-a-plans-another-expansion Madrid's Museo Reina Sofía plans another expansion Alexander Walter 2014-08-18T15:13:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T15:14:57-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6d/6duxs498lj2euje7.jpg" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The director of the Museo Reina Sof&iacute;a, Manuel Borja-Villel, has just announced that Madrid&rsquo;s main Modern and contemporary art museum will expand its permanent exhibition space by a total of 3,000 sq. m by the end of 2015. In an interview with EFE news agency, Borja-Villel said the project will &ldquo;finally&rdquo; join the Francisco Sabatini-designed building, which fully opened as an art museum in 1992, with the extension by Jean Nouvel, completed in 2005.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/105576807/weekly-news-round-up-for-july-28-2014-exploding-pipelines-and-contentious-museums Weekly News Round-Up for July 28, 2014: Exploding pipelines and contentious museums Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sjlbh17oilmbq9c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 1</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555911/gas-pipelines-explode-in-taiwan-city-killing-24" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing&nbsp;24</a>: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-gas-blasts-likely-caused-by-faulty-pipe-1406964902" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">still unknown</a>, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555912/jacko-s-neverland-ranch-is-up-for-sale-at-50-75m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M</a>: Michael Jackson's Disneyland-esque compound in Santa Barbara was handed back to Tom Barrack's Colony Capital in 2008, when Jackson was heavily in debt. With $5M in annual upkeep, Colony Capital is now selling the property.&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plans approved for Damien Hirst's village on the British coast</a>: Hirst will collaborate with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rundellassociates.com/practice-profile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Rundell Associates</a>&nbsp;on the 75-home city. Renderings are surprisingly conventional when compared to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Love_of_God" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hirst's work</a>.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 31</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge</a>: Unsurprisingly, it's two residential towers: with some mixed-use space on the ground floor, and 20% affordable housing. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/HTO-Architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HTO Architect</a>, the buildings will have some space set asid...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105478814/sharif-el-gamal-commissions-jean-nouvel-to-design-islam-museum-next-to-wtc Sharif El-Gamal Commissions Jean Nouvel to Design Islam Museum Next to WTC Diane Pham 2014-07-31T14:50:00-04:00 >2014-08-05T19:34:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6cdq5snam5hapw43.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Sharif El-Gamal, CEO of real estate developer Soho Properties, announced today that his company acquired 49-51 Park Place from Consolidated Edison for $10.7 million. He also revealed that none other than Pritzker Prize-winning starchitect Jean Nouvel will be designing the site&rsquo;s three-story Islam museum and prayer space.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/104251801/ateliers-jean-nouvel-ptw-architects-award-winning-one-central-park-in-sydney-australia Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects’ award-winning One Central Park in Sydney, Australia Justine Testado 2014-07-15T15:21:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T18:02:32-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hu/hu3wimoiwx0vx34g.jpg" width="514" height="469" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Designed by a renowned team of Parisian Ateliers Jean Nouvel in collaboration with Australian firm PTW Architects, One Central Park in downtown Sydney has received some high recognition in just the past few weeks alone.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The project was recently named the Best Tall Building for the Asia + Australia region in <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102798326/ctbuh-announces-the-2014-best-tall-buildings-regional-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CTBUH's 2014 Best Tall Buildings</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103710295/world-architecture-festival-announces-2014-awards-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">shortlisted in the World Architecture Festival Awards</a>, and received a Commendation in the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_australian_institute_of_architects_nsw_architecture_awards_2/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NSW Architecture Awards 2014</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qn/qn2ogh9p0uz146z5.jpg"></p><p>More info on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/atelier_jean_nouvel_ptw_architects_award_winning_one_central_park_in_sydney/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101015193/fondation-cartier-gives-up-island-vision Fondation Cartier gives up island vision Alexander Walter 2014-06-03T13:54:00-04:00 >2014-06-03T13:58:51-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b4/b4031b68283a723d9b73a1e73f6cc4a3.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Fondation Cartier, the Paris-based contemporary art foundation, has abandoned plans to relocate from its central Paris premises [...]. In 2011, the president and founder of the Fondation Cartier, Alain Dominique Perrin, asked the French architect Jean Nouvel, to draw up preliminary plans for a new base on Ile Seguin. But Perrin tells The Art Newspaper that he has decided to enlarge the Fondation&rsquo;s current premises in Boulevard Raspail, and will commission Nouvel to work on the expansion.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/97010538/guggenheim-protesters-highlight-poor-labor-practices Guggenheim protesters highlight poor labor practices Miles Jaffe 2014-04-01T12:45:00-04:00 >2014-04-01T14:08:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ei/eias3h1fa7uf6yrl.jpg" width="400" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Saadiyat Island, off the coast of Abu Dhabi, has seen $27 billion in investments pour in as the island hopes to become a new beacon of culture in the region developers behind the island have received international attention for the poor conditions in which migrant laborers work and live. Reports have found that in some cases, the control employers hold over the island's workers, such as withholding their passports to prevent them from returning to their home countries, amounts to forced labor.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Saadiyat Island includes a half-billion-dollar branch of the Louvre Museum designed by Jean Nouvel, a national museum designed by Norman Foster and a variety of luxury resorts, golf clubs, marinas and private villas.</p><p>Where does an architect's responsibility begin and where does it end?</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/77906976/jean-nouvel-confirmed-as-winner-of-the-national-art-museum-of-china-competition Jean Nouvel Confirmed as Winner of the National Art Museum of China Competition Alexander Walter 2013-07-25T14:17:00-04:00 >2013-07-29T20:26:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zv/zv9gzmc0cfi6aiv8.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Jean Nouvel has won the prestigious competition to design the National Art Museum of China in Beijing.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously on Archinect:</p> <ul><li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/55692367/jean-nouvel-said-to-edge-gehry-hadid-for-beijing-museum-job" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel Said To Edge Gehry, Hadid For Beijing Museum Job</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/73578609/ft-discusses-nouvel-s-design-for-the-national-art-museum-of-china" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FT discusses Nouvel's design for the National Art Museum of China</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77134030/national-art-museum-of-china-entry-by-gehry-partners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Art Museum of China Entry by Gehry Partners</a></li> <li> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/58168996/national-art-museum-of-china-entry-by-mad" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Art Museum of China Entry by MAD</a></li> </ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/73578609/ft-discusses-nouvel-s-design-for-the-national-art-museum-of-china FT discusses Nouvel's design for the National Art Museum of China Archinect 2013-05-20T18:27:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T14:23:43-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/40/401264cf6c98bc6098876047a583005d.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The French architect behind the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the Fondation Cartier and the Institut du Monde Arabe in Paris has designed the breathtakingly bold new National Art Museum of China (Namoc) for Beijing, a vast structure which combines internal complexity with apparent external simplicity.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77906976/jean-nouvel-confirmed-as-winner-of-the-national-art-museum-of-china-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel Confirmed as Winner of the National Art Museum of China Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/55692367/jean-nouvel-said-to-edge-gehry-hadid-for-beijing-museum-job Jean Nouvel Said To Edge Gehry, Hadid For Beijing Museum Job Archinect 2012-08-21T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T14:24:41-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d61998de558762377c512e6d43eb4d6d.jpg" width="300" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rumor has it that Pritzker Prize&ndash;winning French architect Jean Nouvel has been selected to design a mammoth new building for the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), renowned for its exhibitions of 20th-century and contemporary Chinese art, in Beijing. If reports prove to be true, Nouvel will not only have the distinguished honor of executing this highly coveted commission, but also to win bragging rights for outgunning his blockbuster contemporaries, Frank Gehry and Zaha Hadid...</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77906976/jean-nouvel-confirmed-as-winner-of-the-national-art-museum-of-china-competition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jean Nouvel Confirmed as Winner of the National Art Museum of China Competition</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/46153346/zaha-hadid-for-park-avenue-she-and-10-starchitects-compete-to-design-a-750-million-skyscraper Zaha Hadid for Park Avenue? She and 10 Starchitects Compete to Design a $750-Million Skyscraper Archinect 2012-04-24T18:12:00-04:00 >2012-05-03T09:15:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/35/35a688a65d78a282ca9a5cf29d09a99d.jpg" width="514" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The site of 425 Park Avenue now awaits its fate as a star-studded line-up of prospective architects compete for the chance to helm the $750 million project. L&amp;L Holding Co. has tapped Jean Nouvel, Herzog &amp; de Meuron, Foster &amp; Partners, Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Richard Meier, Renzo Piano and others with high hopes to create a "bespoke skyscraper that will both complement Park Avenue's existing architectural treasures and make its own indelible mark in the world's most timeless office corridor"..</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/16309205/new-moma-tower-revealed New MoMA Tower Revealed HotSoup 2011-08-09T08:14:00-04:00 >2012-09-27T11:46:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1e/1e7d6094opunr41j.jpg" width="514" height="690" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As for the appearance of the building, compared to earlier drawings and renderings, it does look a little bit squatter, but not by much, and the articulation of the tower has changed slightly. Viewed from Brooklyn, across the East River, it would not be invisible, either, appearing somewhere in the lee between One Bryant Park and the old CitiCorp Center. Still, it will not tower over these buildings, either.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A slideshow of architectural drawings show just how much, yet just how little, Jean Nouvel's <em>Torre Verre</em> has changed.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/14935610/mo-ma-nouvel-s-new-york-tower-returns-two-years-and-200-feet-shorter Mo' MA: Nouvel's New York Tower Returns Two-Years and 200 Feet Shorter HotSoup 2011-07-28T08:29:57-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ji/jiemtz9zowrx8rrr.jpg" width="514" height="527" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The resolutions required a tower of similar design proportions. How much the new design resembles the old one, just shorter, is not immediately clear. Initially, Hines said it had filed no new plans, but when The Observer pointed to a notice on the City Planning website, spokesman George Lancaster admitted that the project was back on and imminent. &ldquo;We DID file revised plans with City Planning for the shorter tower adjacent to MoMA,&rdquo; he wrote in an email.</p></em><br /><br /><p> So is this good news or bad news? They said they couldn't do a shorter tower, and if it has to be the same thing, just shorter or with 200 feet lopped off the top, can that really be a satisfactory solution? Then again, if it's even half as good as 100 11th, it'll be better than most of the dreck in Midtown.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96955/jean-nouvel-picked-for-10th-serpentine-pavilion Jean Nouvel picked for 10th Serpentine pavilion Paul Petrunia 2010-03-22T20:15:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T19:56:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/j8/j8xzjc84vjs78cwa.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The design for the 2010 Pavilion is a contrast of lightweight materials and dramatic metal cantilevered structures. The entire design is rendered in a vivid red that, in a play of opposites, contrasts with the green of its park setting. In London the colour reflects the iconic British images of traditional telephone boxes, post boxes and London buses.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>Serpentine Gallery press release:</em><br><br><strong>Jean Nouvel commissioned to design 10th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion</strong></p><p>5 July &ndash; 20 October 2010</p><p>In its 40th anniversary year, the Serpentine Gallery is delighted to announce that the 10th Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is being designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. This year&rsquo;s Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery&rsquo;s annual series, the world&rsquo;s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect&rsquo;s first completed building in the UK.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nk/nks5fbemq9nukmcl.jpg"></p><p>The Pavilion commission has become an international site for architectural experimentation and follows a long tradition of Pavilions by some of the world&rsquo;s greatest architects. The immediacy of the commission &ndash; a maximum of six months from invitation to completion &ndash; provides a unique model worldwide.</p><p>The design for the 2010 Pavilion is a contrast of lightweight materials and dramatic metal cantilevered structures. The entire design is rendered in a vivid red that, in a pl...</p>