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AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Safdie Architects

01:00 - 21 July, 2013
AD Classics: Habitat 67 / Safdie Architects, Photo by Wladyslaw via Wikimedia Commons
Photo by Wladyslaw via Wikimedia Commons

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 +17

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Montréal, QC, Canada
  • Architect in Charge

    NatureHumaine
  • Area

    1800.0 ft2
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

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01:00 - 22 April, 2013
© Adrien Williams
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  • Architects

  • Location

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  • Team

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  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Berri Residence / NatureHumaine

01:00 - 19 April, 2013
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Team

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  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine

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La Couleuvre / NatureHumaine, © Adrien Williams
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Rosemont-Petite-Patrie, Montréal, Canada
  • Project Team

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  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

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Résidence Nguyen / Atelier Moderno

01:00 - 14 April, 2013
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01:00 - 29 March, 2013
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BLUE Communication Office / Jean Guy Chabauty + Anne Sophie Goneau

01:00 - 3 March, 2013
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© Marc Cramer
  • Architects

  • Location

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  • Design Team

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  • Structural Engineer

    César Zelaya
  • General Contractor

    Bâtitu
  • Area

    3200.0 ft2
  • Project Year

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  • Photographs

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