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