地区:加拿大 蒙特利尔

灯光设计:Gorgin Fazli


摄影:Adrien Williams & Gorgin Fazli



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.

这个设计漂亮的、已经实行的杰作是由Moche Sadie和他的团队创造的,项目的出现激励了建筑风格的发展。在1968年的Ricardo Boffil的卡夫卡城堡中、1972年

Kisho Kurokawa的Nkagin胶囊塔中、2008年BIG的山区住宅中都可以发现它的影响。

This beautifully designed and executed masterpiece catapulted the carriers of Moche Sadie and his team, and inspires architecture ever since. This

influence can be found in Ricardo Boffil’s kafka castle (1968), Kisho Kurokawa’s Nkagin Capsule Tower (1972) and even recently in BIG’s

mountain Dwelling (2008).



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.



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.



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.



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.