How beautiful is this house?
‘Architect David Closes just finished to renovate the old St. Francis convent in Spain and turned it into a real modern artifact. While some of the old structure remained, Closes turned this church into something completely different. ‘
Milan based architect Stefano Boeri created these green towers in the center of Milan, Italy.
Saint-Exupéry wrote: “We have to make lively this new house that doesn’t have a face yet. The truth for one was to build; it is, for the other, to occupy it.”
Have you ever heard of Habitat 67?
- Private bus transportation berween the complex and downtown:
- 6 days a week, excellent frequency, always on schedule
- Security service including an entrance gate, security camera, doorman
- service on a 24 hour basis
- Maintenance of the common areas
- Postal and newspapers delivery at your door
- Reception of parcels and other deliveries in your absence
- Free washer and dryer service
- Cleaner reception service
- Storage space
- Cable infrastructure
Habitat 67 is a housing complex and landmark located on the Marc-Drouin Quay on the Saint Lawrence River at 2600, Pierre Dupuy Avenue in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Its design was created by architect Moshe Safdie based on his master’s thesis at McGill University and built as part of Expo 67.
Expo 67 was nicknamed “Man and his World”, taken from Antoine de Saint Exupéry‘s memoir Terre des hommes (literally “Land of Men”), translated as Wind, Sand and Stars. Housing was one of the main themes of Expo 67. Habitat 67 then became a thematic pavilion visited by thousands of visitors who came from around the world. During Expo 67 it was also the temporary residence of the many dignitaries coming to Montreal.
It was designed to integrate the variety and diversity of scattered private homes with the economics and density of a modern apartment building. Modular, interlocking concrete forms define the space. 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 complex was originally meant to be vastly larger. Due to its architectural cachet, demand for the building’s units has made them more expensive than originally envisioned.