Like too much champagne, even more coverage on Jean Nouvel's plans for a "green blade" aka a $400 million building in Century City: The LA Times's Christopher Hawthorne writes the structure could be a great example of classic Modernism paired with the latest in green building, but if the plant angle fails, brace yourself for an "oversized, overheated glass box." (Our secret fear: It'll look like a shiny building with lettuce stuck in its teeth.) Also, Hawthorne touches on how the developer hopes the project will help turn Century City into a pedestrian-friendly area. Meanwhile, building approvals for the project are being submitted this week, reports Commercial Property News.
· Jean Nouvel designs a green machine for Century City [LA Times]
· Architect Selected for “Green Blade” Building in LA [CPN]
· Nouvel in Century City Report #2: Residence Renderings! [Curbed LA]