In this video, architecture vloggers #donotsettle take us inside Ateliers Jean Nouvel's "museum city" in the sea: the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Filmed one month after the museum’s opening in November, Kris Provoost winds his way through the galleries to the much-talked-about mega-dome—with a diagrammatic key plan in the bottom corner of the video helping us to follow his path.
Both inside and outside, #donotsettle points out how each piece of the design comes together to create Nouvel’s serene world of light, shadow, and reflection. Watch Provoost delight over the approach, natural light, and material changes—all leading up to the climactic moment he stands underneath the layered dome. A modern twist on a major symbol of Arab architecture, the dome filters light through its many layers onto white buildings and visitors below.