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AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Moshe Safdie

Habitat 67, designed by the Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie as the Canadian Pavilion for the World Exposition of 1967, was originally intended as an experimental solution for high-quality housing in dense urban environments. Safdie explored the possibilities of prefabricated modular units to reduce housing costs and allow for a new housing typology that could integrate the qualities of a suburban home into an urban high-rise.

Reflecting on the project’s significance in “A look back at habitat ’67” Safdie stated that “Habitat ‘67 is really two ideas in one. One is about prefabrication, and the other is about rethinking apartment-building design in the new paradigm.” [1]

Photo by Ian Korn via flickr.com/photos/iankorn via ethel-baraona.tumblr.com © Jade Doskow via studio3postindustrial.wordpress.com

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Chambord Residence / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams
  • Architects: NatureHumaine
  • Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Architect In Charge: NatureHumaine
  • Area: 1800.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2013
  • Photographs: Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams

St-Zotique Residence / NatureHumaine

© Adrien Williams
© Adrien Williams
  • Architects: NatureHumaine
  • Location: Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Team: Stephane Rasselet, Marc-Andre Plasse, Olivier Lajeunesse-Travers
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams

La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine

  • Architects: NatureHumaine
  • Location: Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Montréal, Canada
  • Project Team: Stephane Rasselet, Marc-Andre Plasse, Amelie Melaven
  • Project Year: 2012
  • Photographs: Adrien Williams

© Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams © Adrien Williams

Résidence Nguyen / Atelier Moderno

© Stéphane Groleau
© Stéphane Groleau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau

Inhabitable Sculpture / Jean-Maxime Labrecque

© Frederic Bouchard
© Frederic Bouchard

© Frederic Bouchard © Frederic Bouchard © Frederic Bouchard © Frederic Bouchard

BLUE Communication Office / Jean Guy Chabauty + Anne Sophie Goneau

© Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau © Stéphane Groleau

The Beaumont House / Henri Cleinge

  • Architects: Henri Cleinge
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Design Team: Henri Cleinge, Michel Lefebvre
  • Structural Engineer : César Zelaya
  • General Contractor: Bâtitu
  • Area: 3200.0 ft2
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Marc Cramer

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer

Irène / KANVA

© Jimmy Hamelin
© Jimmy Hamelin

© Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer © Marc Cramer