Last month we had a wonderful weekend away in Marseilles. It is a great city, and undoubtedly for me one of the highlights was Le Corbusier's Unite d'habitation.
I love all the concrete forms, with the original wooden shuttering clearly visible.
But I was also really surprised by all the decorative detail - in the image above you can see a pattern of coloured tiles on the roof terrace.
And the strong, thoughtful use of colour throughout the building works wonderfully against the greys of the concrete
Maybe this was partly due to the influence of his collaborator the painter-architect Nadir Afonso. But whatever the reason, it works wonderfully to soften the edges of this beautiful brutalist icon.