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Bassin de la sourderie les arcades du lac du 12 mars 2015


Built in 1981, the Arcades du Lac is an ensemble of apartment buildings in the outer Paris ville nouvelle of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, near Versailles. The mixed suburban housing and HLM complex was designed by architect Ricardo Bofill as the centerpiece of an urban composition, with the central portion "Le Viaduc" jutting into an artificial lake from the shore. The design was inspired by the Pont d'Avignon, Ch√Ęteau de Chenonceau and the Aqueduct of Segovia.

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The entire project was described by architecture critic Charles Jencks as an adaptation of Versailles as a "Versailles for the people" while noting influences of Claude Nicolas Ledoux in the detailing of the elevations. Bofill's design intention was to offer a contrast between the new housing of the 1970s and 1980s and the earlier Le Corbusier-inspired housing projects of the 1950s and 1960s.

Les arcades du lac et le viaduc bassin de la sourderie du 11 mars 2015


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Arcades du Lac Wikipedia


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