Saturday, 22 March 2014

Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada

Habitat 67, or simply Habitat, is a model community and housing complex in Montreal, Canada, designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie in 1966-67. The complex was built bye the beginning of the Expo-67 was "Man and his World" one of the world's largest exhibitions of the time, the theme of which were at home and residential construction. Cube is the basis of this structure. 354 cube of extension at each other, it is possible to create a gray color building with 146 apartments, each of them has its own garden. Habitiat-67 is hovering between heaven and earth, between the city and the rivers, between greenery and light. Style of construction-brutalism. Architect Safdie and his path to glory speaking of Habitat-67, not to mention its architect -  Moshe Safdie. Moshe Safdie was born in Haifa in 1938, but later moved with his family to Canada. In the age of 40 Moshe Safdie build this project, Habitat-67.

Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada


Habitat the basic concept is to retaining the best features of private homes, their diversity and richness of opportunity that is meant to reconcile with the density of modern cities, to make them economically viable. Project was developed with the aim to create affordable housing with closely spaced from each other apartments. First Image credit Djof

Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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Habitat 67 comprises 354 indentical, prefabricated concrete forms arranged in various combinations, reaching up to 12 stories in height. Together these units create 146 residences of varying sizes and configurations, each formed from one to eight linked concrete units. The complex apartments have since been joined to create larger units, reducing the total number. Each unit is connected to at least one private terrace, which can range from approximately 225 to 1,000 square feet in size. 

Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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In March 2012, Habitat 67 won an online Lego Architecture poll and is a candidate to be added to the list of famous buildings that inspire a special replica Lego set. Lego blocks were actually used in the initial planning for Habitat; according to Safdie's firm, "initial models of the project were built using legos and subsequent iterations were also build with legos"

Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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Habitat 67 | Montreal, Canada
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