La cité radieuse (Unité d’habitation) by Le Corbusier

La cité radieuse (Unité d’habitation)
in Marseille, France
designed by Le Corbusier
constructed in 1952
visited in December 2011

La cité radieuse (Unité d'habitation) by Le Corbusier

337 appartements ; more than 1000 residents;
Model of social architecture ;
Like its name ‘Radiant city’, the inner space is bright, full of sunlight and well ventilated.
I could see that he did intend create simple but healthy housing space.
Except dark and low-ceiling corridor space, I like it.

Some residents give a private paid visit.
The best way to visit must be visiting the someone’s apartment with original furniture and stairs.
Stair by Jean Prouvé and some furniture designed by Charlotte Perriand.
There, you can see how this legendary living space is appropriated to the users.

Roof terrace with a gym
Roof terrace with a gym
Concrete texture
Concrete texture
Low ceiling corridor
Low ceiling corridor
The 3rd floor is intended for commercial activities
The 3rd floor is intended for commercial activities







Video link to see the inside the apartment