Jean Nouvel comes to London [finally]

All of a sudden a giant Jean Nouvel bubble has burst over London!

First - the Serpentine annual pavilion

In all its red glory

The Serpentine Pavilion is a brilliant once a year project for amazing architects unknown in the UK - the competition is open for architects who have not built in the UK at the point of selection. It’s a great platform to show their work to a wider audience. Last year’s pavilion by SANAA and Frank Gehry’s pavilion before it were a great success.

Second - One New Change

The first ever shopping “mall” for The City

Due to open in October 2010 on the East side of St Pauls - complete with a rooftop restaurant terrace. It’s one in the eye for Prince Charles’ rather pedestrian Paternoster Square!

The French architect has never built in the UK - to have these in the capital is very lucky and very exciting!

To those who have been to Barcelona - you may have seen Nouvel’s Torre Agbar and in Paris - the Arab World Institute

Here’s an interview with the great architect -

www.designboom.com/eng/interview/nouvel.html

His favourite colour is red!

See more

www.jeannouvel.com

The work of Eric Owen Moss

Going to LA to see some of its progressive architecture would be first on the list.

LA based Architect Eric Owen Moss -

Beehive - Culver City

An office building and conference centre

www.Architecturenewsplus.com

Glass Tower - Los Angeles/California

www.sinap5e.wordpress.com

www.szjs.com.cn

Samitaur Tower - Culver City

www.ericowenmoss.com

Conjunctive Points Theatre Complex - Culver City

A mixed-use development for art and technology

For more on Eric Owen Moss please follow - 

www.ericowenmoss.com

HADID vs MALEVICH x MAXXI vs ROMA

Continuing my complete love for modern architecture - I found some great shots of the new contemporary modern art museum - MAXXI in Roma.

Is this Zaha Hadid’s masterpiece we have all been waiting for…???

Something tells me Hadid’s aquatics centre for London 2012 will not be challenging this for the top spot!

Painting/Study for the MAXXI

Atrium

Another reason [apart from the ice cream] to make a second trip to the eternal city