Appartement 50 Cité Radieuse

Appartement 50 Cité Radieuse

Apartment 50 was restored by two enthusiasts, Jean-Marc Drut and Patrick Blauwart, as close as possible to its original condition. Listed as a historical monument, the venue occasionally hosts exhibition projects. World-renowned designers have already exhibited there, such as Jasper Morrison, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic and Pierre Charpin. Thus, under the direction of Thilo Alex Brunner, head  of the Master Product Design at ECAL, and of ECAL professor Augustin Scott de Martinville, a series  of objects was produced over one semester by the Product Design Master students. The project began  in September 2014 with a three-day workshop in the Cité Radieuse, allowing students to experience life in the building. Based on their various observations, they created objects to “inhabit” Apartment 50, focusing particularly on the following features: The specific climate of the apartments:   the fan creates an air flow on the mezzanine and the cushions are designed to fit both on the living room’s indoor parapets and on the loggias’ tables. The flexibility of interior spaces:   the large rotating lamp serves to light either the dining room or the living room in turn, while the small model can be used either on a desk or a bedside table. Tours of Apartment 50 which take place regularly: the carpet, crafted with the support of the Ruckstuhl AG manufacture in Langenthal, displays a map showing how the Cité Radieuse blended in with its environment at the time of construction, while the “unit” metre provides a simple tool to explain the Modulor system. Life in the communal areas, especially the roof terrace which serves as a meeting place:   the chair and folding table are designed to facilitate migration from the living room of the apartment, while the  picnic box allows to comfortably carry everything you for an aperitif. In addition to the projects around the above-mentioned specificities, half a dozen other objects can be discovered on the spot or in the related publication. In March 2015, the students of the ECAL Master Art Direction were invited to attend a four-day workshop to experience and document everyday life in the building with a view to editing a publication. Through the architectural spectrum across 52 pages, this editorial project includes portraits of residents or fictional characters inspired by the Modulor system, as well as still lifes and original typefaces echoing the building’s proportions.

Studio project (2015)

Professors
Thilo Alex Brunner, Augustin Scott de Martinville

Apartment 50 was restored by two enthusiasts, Jean-Marc Drut and Patrick Blauwart, as close as possible to its original condition. Listed as a historical monument, the venue occasionally hosts exhibition projects. World-renowned designers have already exhibited there, such as Jasper Morrison, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, Konstantin Grcic and Pierre Charpin. Thus, under the direction of Thilo Alex Brunner, head of the Master Product Design at ECAL, and of ECAL professor Augustin Scott de Martinville, a series of objects was produced over one semester by the Product Design Master students. The project began in September 2014 with a three-day workshop in the Cité Radieuse, allowing students to experience life in the building. Based on their various observations, they created objects to “inhabit” Apartment 50, focusing particularly on the following features:


The specific climate of the apartments:

the fan creates an air flow on the mezzanine and the cushions are designed to fit both on the living room’s indoor parapets and on the loggias’ tables.

The flexibility of interior spaces:

the large rotating lamp serves to light either the dining room or the living room in turn, while the small model can be used either on a desk or a bedside table.


Tours of Apartment 50 which take place regularly:

the carpet, crafted with the support of the Ruckstuhl AG manufacture in Langenthal, displays a map showing how the Cité Radieuse blended in with its environment at the time of construction, while the “unit” metre provides a simple tool to explain the Modulor system.


Life in the communal areas, especially the roof terrace which serves as a meeting place:

the chair and folding table are designed to facilitate migration from the living room of the apartment, while the picnic box allows to comfortably carry everything you for an aperitif.

In addition to the projects around the above-mentioned specificities, half a dozen other objects can be discovered on the spot or in the related publication.

In March 2015, the students of the ECAL Master Art Direction were invited to attend a four-day workshop to experience and document everyday life in the building with a view to editing a publication. Through the architectural spectrum across 52 pages, this editorial project includes portraits of residents or fictional characters inspired by the Modulor system, as well as still lifes and original typefaces echoing the building’s proportions.

Agrafes by ECAL/Dong-In Seol
Pilotis  vase by ECAL/Thomas Elliott Burns
Cheminée  by ECAL/Anthony Guex
Pivot  lamp by ECAL/Patrick Tarkhounian

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Coffrage  by ECAL/Roosa Ryhänen
Cheminée  by ECAL/Anthony Guex

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Overview
Overview
Cité Radieuse, Marseille
Phare  by ECAL/Stanislaw Czarnocki

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Pilotis  by ECAL/Thomas Elliott Burns
Atlas  carpet by ECAL/Julie Bernard Unité  chair by ECAL/Thomas Schmitz
Volets  by ECAL/Lola Buades Balle

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Mistral  by ECAL/Thomas Elliott Burns & Katarzyna Kempa
Coffrage  by ECAL/Roosa Ryhänen
Pique-nique  by ECAL/Caroline Thurner

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Pique-nique  by ECAL/Caroline Thurner Polychromie  by ECAL/Leila Chouikh
Promenade  by ECAL/Lola Buades Balle
Extérieur  by ECAL/Hyunmoon Choi
Radieux  by ECAL/Ahmed Bedair

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Unité by ECAL/Thomas Schmitz
Overview
Polychromie  by ECAL/Leila Chouikh

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Phare  by ECAL/Stanislaw Czarnocki
Unité  by ECAL/Thomas Schmitz
Volets  by ECAL/Lola Buades Balle

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Unité  by ECAL/Thomas Schmitz
Unité  by ECAL/Thomas Schmitz
Presse papier  by ECAL/Rebecca Loaiza Alvear

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