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(Above) Cross-section showing duplex and triplex apartments, external circulation, parking area and pilotis

(Far and below left) The balcony and building by night

(Left) Detail of staircase

(Opposite) The exterior, looking towards ths prow

(Far and below left) The balcony and building by night

(Left) Detail of staircase

(Opposite) The exterior, looking towards ths prow

House with its use of metallic cladding, clip-on' appendages and rounded forms shaded by brises soleil. That precedent, meant for serial reproduction, was also doubtless the source of N6mausus's remarkable configuration: almost identical parallel twin buildings separated by a thicket of sycamore trees.

But there is an additional, contextualist dimension to Nouvel's choice of industrial materials and forms. NGmausus is built on a periphery' site: the buildings are located in an old industrial area close to the peripheral road

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