Archinect - News 2017-08-17T13:37:02-04:00 The Bust of Le Corbusier at MAMO Marseille France Archinect 2013-08-09T13:34:00-04:00 >2013-08-17T17:13:46-04:00 <img src="" width="640" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A turn of events took place for Cit&eacute; Radieuse in 2010, when the building&rsquo;s rooftop gym and solarium went up for sale. Designer Ito Morabito, who goes by Ora-Ito, purchased it as a collector might. &ldquo;Like you buy a piece of art, but architecture,&rdquo; he noted. After the acquisition, it became Ora-Ito&rsquo;s self-appointed mission to honor the iconic structure. Ora-Ito transformed the rooftop of Cit&eacute; Radieuse into MAMO, a contemporary art center dedicated to exhibitions and creative ateliers.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Corbu's Marseille's Cité Radieuse damaged by fire Archinect 2012-02-10T11:22:00-05:00 >2012-02-10T15:26:59-05:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>One of France's most important landmarks of modernist architecture, La Cit&eacute; Radieuse housing estate in Marseille, built by the architect Le Corbusier, has been damaged by fire. Fire services fought for over 12 hours to put out a blaze that began on Thursday afternoon in a first floor flat in the nine-storey concrete complex which is protected by special heritage status in France.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>