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Habitat '67, Montreal, Canada
Photo of box-like apartment units, individually and randomly stacked.

Habitat '67, designed by Moshe Safdie for the 1967 International and Universal Exposition in Montreal, Canada,

Photo ©2009 Jason Paris at flickr.com

Habitat '67 began as a thesis for McGill University. Architect Moshe Safdie transformed his organic design and submitted the plan to Expo '67, a World's Fair held in Montreal in 1967. The success of Habitat '67 ignited Safdie's architectural career and established his reputation.

Facts About Habitat:

  • prefabricated units
  • 354 module cubes, stacked like boxes
  • 158 units, ranging from 600 to 1,800 square feet
  • each unit has a roof garden
  • influenced by the 1960s idea of metabolism in architecture

It is said that Habitat's architect, Moshe Safdie, owns a unit in the complex.

To live here, see www.habitat67.com >>

For other modular designs, see BoKlok Buildings >>

Source: Info, Habitat '67, Safdie Architects at www.msafdie.com/#/projects/habitat67 [accessed January 26, 2013]

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