Marseille

Told a friend of mine that, one should simply have four blogposts in a week, I quickly added when they’re not schooling. Thank goodness for the last line. Dang my words are bitter!

Before she holler at me for me to taste my own medicine, I better get my blogging jive going.

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View from our place.

Basically, we (my classmates and I) scattered all over Europe looking at housing project. My lazy friend looked for project that is well documented for us to go. Good thing she’s lazy in this case cause it really helps us when we have to do an article on our chosen housing project.

Which is how we ended here – Marseille, France.

It was early February, right smack mid-end Winter. Another friend of mine just came back from Paris told me that Paris is way colder than where I am, which prepared me mentally and physically. But Marseille? I couldn’t imagine what is was going to be like.

The first time I stepped out of the airport, my gawdd… It was such a pleasant surprise. It was supppppeeerrr freezing! But the sunshine was so strong, which is oh so good! Oh and trees! Look at the picture above, unlike UK, where only the branches are revealed, the green landscape was definitely a mood booster. It has that Mediterranean vibe to it. What are you talking about Aqilah? It’s by the Mediterranean Ocean. Ish!  

Moving on!

We chose to look into a prominent architect’s project: Le Corbusier (or as I call him, Abang Charles Jeanneret), Unite d’Habitation. Good thing about the project is that, it has a hotel in the housing project itself. We took advantage by staying in the hotel which allows us unlimited access to the entire building.

I’m sure all of us have been to rooftop spaces. This particular rooftop space is by far one of the better ones. The spatial programme of the rooftop is very practical unlike nowadays where its just garden.

What’s on your rooftop? Meh, garden.

What’s on your rooftop? Gym, running track, nursery, kindergarten, art gallery, yada, yada, yada…How cool is it!?

I particularly like the scale and proportion of the rooftop spaces.

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This sculpted concrete is actually made for people to lay on it to just chill and appreciate the sun or stand on it  and be awe at the grandeur of the landscape.

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The pinkish sky as Maghrib says hello… SubhanAllah.

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It’s so pretty. I.Can’t.

Till next post, may He brings you to beautiful places as He does for me.

🙂

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