Milan is known for its avant-garde fashion, and Borgo Assistito is a new apartment complex that reflects those forward-thinking styles. The housing intervention is a unique agglomeration that takes inspiration from the Cubist movement in art history, which reflects the extent to which the building series aims to embrace the future.
Though Cubism is first and foremost a movement in the visual arts, it has also been embraced in architecture. One of the most famous examples is Habitat 67, the pavilion for Expo 67 in Montreal built by famous Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdi. Though Borgo Assistito isn't as dramatic an example as Habitat, it nonetheless shows how different forms of artistic expression can feed off of one another.
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