Cité Radieuse, Marseille – Le Corbusier
Built right after WWII this building revolutionised architecture and defined what we would now call a mixed used building. Through a smart penthouse design, every apartment had views to both sides of the building, establishing natural light throughout each apartment and views that were designed as wallpapers. It contained shops, a hotel, even an elemantary school and a roof garden and solarium. Internal shops delivered right into the apartments through a smart ‘letterbox’ system. Ventilation and heating worked perfectly through it’s unique design on stilts.