INCREDIBLE BUILDINGHABITAT 67 Lucia Forintová
HABitat 67 • Habitat 67 wasan experiment in apartmentliving. • Thishugelivingcomplexwasbuilt in 1967forExpo 67. • ItlookslikeanexcitingpieceofCubistsculpture. • Somepeoplethink, thatgray exteriorlooksasifnobodylivedthere.
LOCATION • Habitat 67 islocated on theSaintLawrenceRiver in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. • Itisfarfromthe rest ofMontreal'sbusiness and neighborhoods, so isprivate, peaceful and quiet.
Designer Habitat 67 wasdesigned by Canadianarchitect MosheSafdie. Hewanted to makebetter and cheaperhousingforthemasses, the 3-D city in theskywith 1000 housingunits, shops and school.
Now, there are onlyapartments, withoutshops and a school. Small city, insteadbecame a hugelyexpensiveapartmentbuilding
INSIDE THE COMPLEX • There are 158 apartmentsformedfrom354 standardcubemodulescombined in a variety ofinterestingways. • Insidethecomplex are plasticstreets, connectingtheapartmentswiththeelevators and parkinglots. • Eachoneapartment has atleastonegardenterraceon therooftopof a unitbelow.
There are 16 differenttypesof "houses". • Variationsfromone-bedroomhouses to four-bedroomhouses. • Buildingisowned by tenants.