Time to Put an End to “Carbon Copy Cities”: Jean Nouvel’s Approach to Architecture

Celebrated French architect Jean Nouvel keeps arguing against generalist architecture. In October 2009, Nouvel has presented one of his latest works, the Pavilion B at Genoa’s Nautical Tradeshow. With a remarkable lesson on aesthetics, Nouvel, who holds the Pritzker Architecture Prize 2008, has accounted for the essence of his accomplishment: his goal was to lay the edifice within the urban and social texture of the city of Genoa. Indeed, from the vantage point of the water, the construction is I harmony with the sea and the moored boats. A similar impression can be felt by other of Nouvel’s...
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