Ricardo Bofill Leví was a Spanish architect from Catalonia. He founded Ricardo Bofill Taller de Arquitectura in 1963 and developed it into a leading international architectural and urban design practice. Most of his works were the most impressive and remarkable buildings of the 20th century. Here is a list of Ricardo Bofill’s most iconic works.
The project takes its name from American thinkers Henry David Thoreau’s original work Walden and behaviorist scholar B.F. Skinner’s utopian science-fiction novel Walden Two. In terms of its architectural style, the building consists of 18 towers that are interconnected to one another by way of passages and bridges. Therefore, Walden 7 is a huge building formed out of 14-story apartments. More about the building: Walden 7: A Science Fiction-Inspired Apartment Building
Les Espaces d’Abraxas
La Muralla Roja, the Red Wall, is a postmodern apartment complex in Manzanera, Calpe, Spain. In designing the building, Bofill referenced the architecture of North African casbahs and Arab Mediterranean architectural styles. It reinterprets the casbahs in an avant-garde fashion while incorporating traditional elements like plazas (courtyards), staircases, and bridges that connect all the apartments to one another. More about the building: La Muralla Roja: A Postmodern Apartment Complex In Spain
Castell de Kafka
Houari Boumedienne Agricultural Village
Les Arcades du lac
The Arcades du Lac, built in 1981, is an ensemble of apartment buildings in the outer Paris ville nouvelle of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, France, near Versailles. The entire project was described by architecture critic Charles Jencks as an adaptation of Versailles as a “Versailles for the people” while noting the influences of Claude Nicolas Ledoux in detailing the elevations. Bofill’s design intention was to contrast the new housing of the 1970s and 1980s and the earlier Le Corbusier-inspired housing projects of the 1950s and 1960s.