With today's topics centered on sustainable cities and their ancient counterparts, as seen in previous post, I've found an example of a truly unique, seemingly organic growth of a building complex by Moshe Sofdie in Montreal. The cellular division create many different spaces above, below, beside, etc. It also hearkens to modern prefabrication techniques.

"Safdie's dwelling complex 'Habitat' was designed to give 'privacy, fresh air, sunlight and suburban amenities in an urban location.' It was designed as a permanent settlement and consists of 158 dwellings, although originally it was intended to provide 1,000 units. The resulting ziggurat was made up of independent prefabricated boxes with fifteen different plan types."

1 comment:

Neath said...

Strange because there seems to be so much universal praise for Habitat yet little imitation.