Saturday, September 13, 2008

Favorite Building 2

My all time favorite building is Le Corbusier's Unite Marseille. It's one of the buildings he got a bad rap for...But with this building, when you go inside you understand that Corb for all his faults was a very sensitive designer OR had enough sense to let his sensitive designers go for it. The interior apartments are double height units with wonderful details like giant teak doors that open out to the ocean, black board slate sliding partitions for the children's rooms and small hyper efficient kitchens plotted and planned by Corbs best designer Charlotte Perriand. The building itself houses a hotel, kindergarten and grocery store. This building was very well made and its owners and tenants love their homes, therefore it is very well maintained and has a ten year wait list.

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