Part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, Cité Radieuse in Marseille, France. Designed in the 1950s, now the home to the rooftop art space MAMO - featuring a trio of graphic murals by Swiss artist Felice Varini - photography by André Morin for AD October 2016
The Mexico City home and studio of Mexican sculptor Pedro Reyes and his fashion-designer wife Carla Fernandez features crazy paving floors, as well as a staircase and double-height library rendered in coarse concrete.
The building, named Pedro Reyes House, is made primarily from concrete, applied in varying degrees of coarseness. It provides a workplace and home for the couple and their two young children.
The design takes its cues from Mexico City’s modernist and brutalist building.
The bookcase spans one wall of the lounge and its uppermost shelves are accessed by a board-marked concrete staircase. It features cantilevering steps and leads up to a narrow gallery overlooking the lounge.
The house is furnished with pieces made by the couple, including a pair of Reyes’ Mano-Sillas chairs and a geodesic light fitting, as well as a mid-century classic – a black Eames Lounge chair.
The apartment that was once the home of Auguste Perret, the pioneer of concrete and master of Le Corbusier, is now owned by architect Felix Claus. As all the original listed building, the 1930s apartment was entirely built of concrete by Auguste Perret; the interiors featured oak-wood floors and walls, concrete columns and circular plaster ceilings encased in wood fiber panels. And now nothing has changed: the space still looks like it was then, the new owner only furnished it with design icons and contemporary pieces, such as the red armchairs and Zig Zag chairs by Gerrit Rietveld, the black ones by Jasper Morrison for Cappellini, the Tulip table and side table by Eero Saarinen, produced by Knoll.