Le Corbusier stated that a house is "a machine for living in" and his Unité d'habitation is a manifestation of this. Located in the heart of a large park in Marseille it was completed in 1952 to accommodate families displaced by the second World War. It is full of communal areas, shops, galleries and on the roof it has a running track and pool. The concrete was set against wooden planks which gives every surface a unique finish. The interior and exterior resonate with warmth and serenity. It is pleasing beyond words.