L'Unité d'Habitation in Marseille, France, also known as La Cité Radieuse, designed by Le Corbusier and completed in 1952, is a groundbreaking example of post-war housing. This massive residential complex was a response to the urgent need for housing after World War II and embodies Le Corbusier's principles of urban planning. The building features modular apartments stacked within a grid framework, promoting communal living while providing individual space. Its design elements include pilotis (concrete stilts), a flat roof terrace, open floor plans, and horizontal windows, aligning with Le Corbusier's Five Points of New Architecture. The structure's brutalist aesthetic, with its raw concrete surfaces, is offset by its colorful façades and interior elements. La Cité Radieuse represents a visionary approach to social housing, aiming to create a 'vertical village' with shared facilities like a rooftop garden, school, and shops, thereby redefining urban living.
Printed on 310gsm Giclée Hahnemühle German Etching
- 30x45 cm (12x18 inches) is a limited edition of 100
- 40x60 cm (16x24 inches) is a limited edition of 50
- 50x75 cm (20x30 inches) is a limited edition of 25
For all limited editions a certificate of authenticity is included
The architecture of Le Corbusier is © FLC/Pictoright. This artwork is © Sander Patelski