Located in Montreal, Quebec, this brutalist housing complex is a striking example of the famed architecture movement from the 50s and 60s. The structure boasts a dominant presence, a strong concrete exterior and is an aggregate of carefully stacked volumes. Although the house looks magnanimous in its aesthetic, its interior is spread on only two floors.
All of these features make it a valuable token of an iconic and change-provoking time in the industry. As a result, Safdie Architects embarked on a mission to renovate the building — which bears the name of Habitat 67. The project was motivated by the desire to pay homage to a profession-defining movement. In addition, the brutalist housing complex hit its 50th-anniversary last year.
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