CREDITS: 1.00 LU/HSWCourse Description
The course describes a project in which the signature architectural style of Jean Nouvel is applied to a contemporary living complex. Particular focus is given to the use of glass as a means of implementing stat-of-the-art technologies and creating a landmark building. Course material includes a descriptive text accompanied by pictures, and technical and construction-detail drawings to provide an exhaustive overview of the project and description of the materials and technologies employed. On completing the course, you will be able to explain how glass has been used in this project, and to apply this knowledge to your own work.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
- Identify how the new building fits into the cityscape to become a prestigious addition to the New York skyline.
- Describe how spatial distribution conforms to function and form.
- Explain the reasons for the choice of materials.
- Analyze the envelope and the performance of the materials used.