Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Habitat 67

For a long time I have wanted to post the photos of a wonderful Habitat 67, which is a model community and housing complex in Montreal, Canada, designed by Israeli–Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. I visited it not on a nice time, as the cruel Canadian winter is pretty tough in the end of February.

If you do not know anything about the Habotat, then you should know that it was originally conceived as the architects master's thesis in architecture at McGill University and then built as a pavilion for Expo 67, the World's Fair held from April to October 1967. It is located at 2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy on the Marc-Drouin Quay next to the Saint Lawrence River and therefore not very easy to visit. I think we saw nobody at that moment checking out the wonderful building.

Habitat 67 is widely considered an architectural landmark and one of the most recognizable and significant buildings in both Montreal and Canada. It doesn't look the best on these days, as you can see from the photos, but still the look and the idea of it is 

Check out a cool panorama of Habitat HERE.

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