15 Amazing Modern Buildings of the World


2. Habitat 67 -Montreal, Canada

Habitat 67 designed by Israeli-Canadian architect Moshe Safdie was named so after originally being built for Expo 67 and The World’s Fair in Montreal Canada. The landmark building which lies next to the Saint Lawrence River started as Safdie’s Master’s thesis project through McGill University in Canada.

The design of this unique structure consists of 364 prefabricated concrete forms uniquely arranged to create 146 units in the building. Development of the building was funded by the federal government of Canada but in 1985, the building’s tenants purchased the building under a limited partnership. To this day, Safdie still owns a penthouse apartment in the building.

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