Les Espaces D'abraxas by Richardo Bofill

Design Icon: 8 Avant-Garde Buildings by Ricardo Bofill7/9

Also located outside of Paris and completed in the 1980s during France's affordable housing crisis, the public housing project in Marne-la-Vallee is arranged around a symmetrical composition of simple shapes with classically inspired detailing that has been reformulated. The project has three architectural units: Le Theatre (a semi-circular building shaped like a greek auditorium); L'Arc (a smaller archway that contains 20 dwellings), and Le Palacio (a larger building that contains 400 units).