I’m a fan of concrete and of utopian, socialism-influenced, architecture. A day spent at The Barbican, exploring the work of Le Corbusier then, is a day well-spent. His ideas, I think, were more influential than the buildings that were actually created. His incredible urban plans for Paris and Algiers were a gateway to his smaller scale projects like the Unité d’Habitation, and others, such as the Barbican itself, that followed.

Proposal for the centre of Paris

Le Corbuiser’s plan for Algiers
Unité d’Habitation