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Villa Shodhan

Le Corbusier’s stunning villa in Ahmedabad, India.  Perfection.

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Gabo at Atelier tipped me off about that mystery image from yesterday.  (Thanks!)  It’s actually an apartment in Le Corbusier‘s Unité d’Habitation or Cité Radieuse (The Radiant City) in Marseille.  This was his attempt to “show the way ahead” and display his utopian vision for communal living in post-war France.  Comprising 337 apartments, the ‘vertical village’ boasts communal areas, shops, the “Le Corbusier” hotel, a children’s nursery, a theater, a swimming pool, medical facilities and more.

Interestingly, I stumbled on a flickr set featuring a tour of apartment 555 (the last image) – which is the same set up as the image from yesterday.  The tour shows a few more details of the apartment – which is quite interesting to see in actual use.  Check out more here!

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