Virtual House Competition
Jean Nouvel

"In the same way Jean Nouvel's house is a sophisticated technological thing, transformed from a classical model: Palladio's villa Malcontenta. He rediscovers it in a jewel of technology. In his idea of the virtual - textures, multiple transparencies and reflections transform the simple and symmetrical palladian composition into something completely new. The proposed computer animation allows one to glide from the exterior to the interior and appreciate these transformations of space. Nouvel's commitment to build almost without materials or at least with a minimal use of them, always on the edge between classical and modernity, clearly emerges in this project and in his recent work."

Centola, Luigi. "The Virtual House Competition." Architettura. July 28, 2000.