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Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse Gets a Shiny, Rainbow Rooftop

Further proving that sprucing up the work of French swiss legend Le Corbusier—whose famously modern work has inspired everyone from Kanye West to Karl Lagerfeld—is all the rage, French artist Daniel Buren recently installed a Candyland-esque series of mirrors and multi-colored sheets of glass to the roof of the Cité Radieuse building in Marseille, France. Called Défini, Fini, Infini, the site-specific sculpture is meant to complement the modernist master's geometric, concrete rooftop, which, when first built in 1952, was designated as the gymnasium area for the housing block. "It's not easy to begin with, but it's the kind of space where you can do your best and be as critical and enthusiastic as you can," says Buren of the iconic building. "There's a risk of being overshadowed by a masterpiece."

· Daniel Buren installs mirrors and colored glass on Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse rooftop [Dezeen]
· Daniel Buren takes over the rooftop of Le Corbusier's Cité Radieuse with 'Défini, fini, infini' [Wallpaper]
· All Le Corbusier posts [Curbed National]