Jean Nouvel’s Cyprus tower is a pixelated, perforated plant paradise
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Nouvel’s tower in Cyprus, which his firm calls “White Walls,” is a radical departure from a traditional high rise. Rather than sporting a neatly arranged grid of windows and balconies, as many similar buildings might, Nouvel’s creation has a pixelated pattern of windows and open air atriums. Those atriums are packed with lush greenery, which overflows the balcony railings and breaks up the long, straight line of the building. From a distance, the bright green plants pop against the building’s...