June 4, 2012

Unique Building * Habitat 67 (Montreal, Canada)


Expo 67, one of the world’s largest universal expositions held in Montreal to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Canada. Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67.

Habitat 67 became a pavilion invaded by thousands of admiring visitors that came from all around the world, on top of being the temporary residence of many dignitaries passing by Montreal. Habitat 67 was an event in itself at the time. It still is today.

This housing complex is home for 148 singles, couples and families. It is a community with a style and quality of life envied throughout Canada.

Habitat 67 still shines with brightness, more than 40 years after its creation. Its intrinsic genius is indeed praised by both the architectural and the urban planning circles, by the public in general and particularly by its residents.

The creator of the building is Moshe Safdie. Here is a video in which he shares his thoughts on making a building unique. He talks about four of his projects ... including Habitat 67.





2 comments:

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hello there!

This is really an interesting piece!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Villager said...

Lisa - My mom sent me an email once that had a dozen or so of these unique buildings. Instead of forwarding the email, I've been adding a post with the photo and some more information every week or so. Truly remarkable architectural creativity...