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Note that the palette of 1931 contains desaturated versions of the intense hues; the 1959 one omits these. The colors seen in the reproduced apartment seem a bit harsh and unmodulated, placing unharmonious colors next to each other in some cases.
It would be great to see how LC employed these palettes in his interiors. Note the healthy amount of white among the bright colors applied to the exterior of the Zurich exposition pavilion of 1963, seen on the linked page.
https://thespaces.com/2016/12/07/le-cor ... world/amp/
There was also the ultramarine blue, shown here in his own apartment:
Another lovely shade of blue:
Did all the Unite's Marseille, Berlin, Firminy, and two others, have the commercial component? At Marseille, the commercial bit serves as a visitor center and place to rent a unit (LeCorbusier Hotel of sorts for Architourists). I can't seem to find if there are operating shops...
A Google image search of "Unite d'Habitation shops"
https://www.google.com/search?q=unite+d ... 71&bih=914
Pics and visitor information about the Marseille Unite:
https://www.dezeen.com/2014/09/15/le-co ... hitecture/
On topic...I like LeCorbusier's colors. There is a richness and sense of joy to them, particularly when paired with wood in the later work. It is a shame most photos of LC's early work were long published only in black and white...one wonders if he would have been perceived differently. LC's use and apparent love of color had a great influence on Michael Graves' early work...Richard Meier must have "edited" the color out, or only viewed B&W pics of Corb's work
Will I be required to turn in my Wright Decoder Ring now?
That is what I thought would happen to that area. "Walk in" commercial ventures, located in private residential buildings that don't provide immediate access to public spaces are unlikely to remain as intended. The uses are now, it seems, no longer dependent on pedestrians stopping by for a nosh and coffee. If the ground level were filled in with shops and easy pedestrian access, they would thrive.
I was never a fan of the taste, especially licorice, which I hate. I bought them for the colors.