Our very good friend, designer and collector Maxim Velčovský, has visited famous Le Corbusier's Cité radieuse in Marseille.
Built between 1947 and 1952, the building is the first example of Le Corbusier concept of Unité d'Habitation housing. With 337 apartments over twelve stories and flat roof designed as a communal terrace with sculptural ventilation stacks, a running track, and a shallow paddling pool for children, the building is the city in the city.
Maxim has visited some communal spaces, as well as one of the partly destroyed apartments with the original fittings designed by Le Corbusier and his colleagues. All the details are slowly disappearing witnesses of the mid-century modern social utopia.