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Old May 8th, 2005, 12:35 AM   #1
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Habitat '67 - interesting brutalist residential architecture in Montreal




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http://www.greatbuildings.com/buildings/Habitat_67.html



and more about brutalism here...


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brutalism
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Old May 11th, 2005, 08:40 AM   #2
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Thats a cool looking one

We have quite a few similar looking buildings in Singapore...actually, one of them is also called Habitat and was directly inspired by the Montreal one!
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Old May 11th, 2005, 08:55 AM   #3
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Here it is...its called Habitat One

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Old May 11th, 2005, 10:39 PM   #4
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I don't particularly like the location of Habitat 67. It's in the middle of nowhere. Although it's by the river, it's a long walk to downtown and the the journey to the Metro stop is not walkable in the winter. On the plus side, at least the casino is nearby.
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Old May 14th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #5
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Habitat '67 is really cool



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Old May 14th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #6
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I like it very much.
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Old April 27th, 2006, 07:11 AM   #7
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Old April 29th, 2006, 08:03 PM   #8
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i dont like it, idea was ok but finalization is bad, especially colour. It looks like its from Gaza
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Old May 4th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #9
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I agree with that statement today, but when it was new it was exciting. I don't
think it has stood the test of time very well, though.
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Old June 29th, 2006, 12:31 AM   #10
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I agree with that statement today, but when it was new it was exciting. I don't
think it has stood the test of time very well, though.
functionally or aestheticaly, its falling apart

ironic that when it was built it was envisioned as a solution to the affordable housing problem, and now its been turned into expensive apartments...sign of the times?
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Old June 29th, 2006, 01:18 AM   #11
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One of the biggest problems is that it is a triumph of form over function. All these little boxes are completely exposed to the subzero cold in the winter; especially the ones with the exposed bottoms. In a climate like Montréal's it makes absolutely no sense. The floors are freezingly cold on the interior. .
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Old June 29th, 2006, 05:22 AM   #12
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I'd live there!
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Old July 1st, 2006, 09:25 PM   #13
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I really like these apartments. The ones by Olympic Stadium (that look like pyramids) are cool too!
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Old July 7th, 2006, 07:07 AM   #14
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very unique!
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Old August 6th, 2006, 03:57 AM   #15
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Nice...

I really like the concept, the contrast...look very nice
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Some examples based on this concept of boxes by Michel Andrault and Pierre Parat. Also called "maison gradin jardin" (step garden house). It's not as brutal as Habitat 67.




Creteil, 1970 (near Paris):


Marne la Vallee, 1972 (near Paris):


Evry, 1971-1976 (near Paris):






Fontenay sous Bois, 1975 (near Paris):



Talence, 1976 (near Bordeaux):


Meylan, 1977 (near Grenoble):



Tour Totem, 1978 in Paris:



In France in 1975, 5 000 of these flats had been built.

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Old August 9th, 2006, 11:27 PM   #17
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I don't like those ^ as much. They're not as radical. I also don't like the white as much.
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Old August 12th, 2006, 04:07 AM   #18
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i like them they lok amazing
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Old August 12th, 2006, 04:26 AM   #19
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I did a case study on this before, really interesting building!
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Old August 12th, 2006, 04:51 AM   #20
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We could probably start a whole thread on this, but what ever happened to the idea of Montreal being the thriving, progressive global city that the Olympics and Expo 67 billed it as?
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