Thursday, August 25, 2011

La Cité Radieuse


The housing unit in Marseille, also known as the Radiant City is a home built between 1945 and 1952 by Le Corbusier. Built as a bar on stilts (shaped legs splayed at the brutal aspect) it attempts to achieve a new kind of city, a "vertical village" called "housing unit".
The residence has 337 apartments in the duplex, separated by "internal street".



DJ said...

Ah, the Unite d'Habitation. This is one of the great buildings of the modern movement!

Anonymous said...

le corbusier 18 ans a marseille et j'ai jamais reussit a visite , ca reste des appartements prive , the city inside the city !

Motart said...

@ Anonymous: its never too late
@ DJ thanks again my friend