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habitat 67

Habitat 67 in Montreal designed in the 1960’s by architect Moshe Safdie when he was just 24 years of age. It consists of prefab units that have be stacked in an ingeneous way. It was designed to integrate the variety and diversity of scattered private homes with the economics and density of a modern apartment building. The project was designed to create affordable housing with close but private quarters, each equipped with a garden. The building was believed to illustrate the new lifestyle people would live in increasingly crowded cities around the world. The project turned out to be much more expensive than originally envisioned.

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