james brittain revisits moshe safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there
 

james brittain revisits moshe safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there

created as part of the jonathan tuckey design retrospective in 2016, ‘building on the built’ relaunched a program of exhibitions and talks for 2018, with the aim of promoting architectural work connected to existing structures. as the organizers say, the program will focus on work that is evolving, mongrel, and collaborative with time. the relaunch will start with an exhibition of a project by architectural photographer james brittain, entitled ‘revisited: habitat 67’, which will spotlight the iconic building designed by moshe safdie in montreal.

james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom
habitat 67 exterior view

 

 

safdie’s habitat 67 was designed as a canadian pavilion for the world exposition in 1967. after all these years, brittain and building on the built team were able to assess its the brutalist icon’s legacy and ask questions about the representation of architecture and its inhabitation.

james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom
habitat 67 viewed from across the water

 

 

accompanying brittain’s series of large-scale color photographs, contemporary images from the canadian centre for architecture and the canadian architecture collection at mcgill university archives will be presented, depicting the original ambitions for habitat 67. the building on the built programme will continue in may 2018 with an exhibition and talk by dublin-based practice carson and crushell architects.

james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom
inside the habitat 67 development

james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom
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james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom
view out from an apartment in habitat 67

james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom
the front door of an apartment in habitat 67

james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom
apartment interior at habitat 67

james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom
residents of habitat 67

james brittain revisits safdie's habitat 67 to capture what it's like to live there designboom habitat 67
car park at habitat 67

 

exhibition info:

 

opening hours: 10.00-18.00 sat 3rd, sun 4th, sat 10th, sun 11th february 2018

location: jonathan tuckey design, 58 milson road, london w14 olb

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: maria erman | designboom

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