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Sumit Singhal
Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.

Habitat 67 in Montreal, Canada by StudioPractice

 
November 6th, 2015 by Sumit Singhal

Article source: StudioPractice

Habitat 67, an iconic architectural landmark not only in North America but also across the world,marked a beginning. The beginning of an organic, dynamic and democratic residential space, where every citizen has its own unique light and space.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

  • Architects: StudioPractice
  • Project: Habitat 67
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Photography: Adrien Williams &GorginFazli
  • Conception: Marie-Pierre Auger Bellavance
  • Lighting Designer: GorginFazli
  • Project Year: 2015

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

This beautifully designed and executed masterpiece catapulted the carriers of MocheSadie and his team, and inspires architecture ever since. This influence can be found in Ricardo Boffil’skafka castle (1968), KishoKurokawa’s Nkagin Capsule Tower (1972) and even recently in BIG’s mountain Dwelling (2008).

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Our project consisted of refurbishing a Habitat 67 unit that was remodeled many times in the past, adding layers of opacity to the original design. As a result, our primary challenge was to renew with its past design philosophy.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Functional but minimal design of open space was hence chosen as a medium to obtain this concept. This was obtained by removing all interior walls to optimize light management and by adding transparency and reflection of glass to the exposed original cement walls.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

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A modern touch of moving cubes were introduced in the interior design of the apartment, recalling the fact that these hanging boxes attain equilibrium, in the background of moving water. A conversation between inside and out was consequently restored, in this modern times version of hanging gardens.

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Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Integrating the qualities of a suburban home into an urban high-rise, through a medium of prefabricated forms was a revolutionary concept that rethought the apartment-building design in 1967; and we revived this concept, in a weightless and panoramic environment of hanging concrete, in 2015.

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © Adrien Williams &GorginFazli

Image Courtesy © StudioPractice

Image Courtesy © StudioPractice

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