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a+u 2019:08 Feature: Arabic Context and Culture – 3 Projects by Jean Nouvel

a+u 2019:08

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English + Japanese / 160 Pages / 219 x 292 mm / 550 g

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The August issue of a+u is organized into two sections, featuring recent architectural projects that span a considerable geographic distance. In the first, we trace the development of Ateliers Jean Nouvel’s National Museum of Qatar and Louvre Abu Dhabi, and re-examine the earlier Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA). These projects are then contextualized in an essay by Michael Webb, which speculates on the history and influence of Islamic aesthetics as well as the urban implications of Nouvel’s recent work.

With the exception of Valerio Olgiati’s Pearling Path Visitors Center, the issue’s second section consists of recent cultural projects developed outside of the Arabic context, such as Frank O. Gehry’s Luma Arles Arts Resource Centre and Smiljan Radić’s Teatro Regional del Biobio. It also features residential work scaling from Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat to Peter Märkli’s Apartment Building Güetliweg.

a+u Arabic Context and Culture—3 Projects by Jean Nouvel includes:

1. Jean Nouvel

National Museum of Qatar Louvre Abu Dhabi Institut du Monde Arabe (IMA) Essay Abstracting Islamic Architecture Micheal Webb

2. Recent Projects

Pearling Path Visitors Center Valerio Olgiati Céline Flagship Store Valerio Olgiati Luma Arles Arts Resource Centre Frank O. Gehry Teatro Regional del Bíobío Smiljan Radić Maison de l’Économie Créative et de la Culture en Nouvelle-Aquitaine (MÉCA) Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) Apartment Building Güetliweg Peter Märkli Secular Retreat Peter Zumthor Vatican Chapel for La Biennale di Venezia Eduardo Souto de Moura Hong Kong West Kowloon Station Andrew Bromberg at Aedas Essay The Masterplan for the West Kowloon Cultural District Angela Pang