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Unité d'Habitation designed by Le Corbusier, 1947-52, Marseille, France. Comprised of a twelve-story apartment block, Unité is considered a significant experiment in mass domestic housing. It is one of Le Corbusier's first mass housing projects; similar developments followed in France and Germany. The building is comprised of a rectilinear ferroconcrete grid, in which 337 precast apartment units are slotted. Photo: 2000. © 2012, Scott Gilchrist. Image from