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Jean Nouvel has received this years Pritzker Prize for his work in architecture. An architect I admire for many reasons, one of which he is often criticized for and yet I believe is an amazing strength; he is not easily characterized. There is no obvious signature to his work that he brings to each project he undertakes, they are all completely within context but not in a way that makes them disappear; they stand out and bring enjoyment through their contrast and yet belong through their harmony.
From the NPR interview with Jean Nouvel there were a couple of things that touched on his philosophy of design; lessons I read into.
Survey the site (research is paramount):
- What was there?
- What is there?
- How was it was used?
- How will it be used?
“Typically, architects begin the design process with a sketch pad or scale models, but Nouvel starts with an idea he can express in words.”
“He tries things, and not everything works. There’s a mixture of things that are extraordinary, things that are experiments, things that don’t come off aesthetically. But Jean is willing to jump in and take on things and try. That’s a great quality.” – Frank Gehry