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The Exposures were always a good place for the architects and architecture. A place of innovation where the visibility is large, fast and often of long duration. Known architects were devoted by International exhibitions and the unknown ones were discovered same manner. In fact, if the Exposures are transitory, their architecture is not always. At the time of Expo 67, a young architect of the name of Moshe Safdie proposes a daring project of dwelling, a true revolution: Habitat 67. Safdie wants neither more nor less than re-invent the city. Disappointed tendency of post-war period wanting to pile up the most people in less space, and anxious of the incidence of this depersonalization, Safdie proposes a concept which makes it possible to gain on several tables at the same time: each one has its space and its garden. The fitting of the housing units was done like a set of cubes of construction. A judicious use of all surfaces allowed that roof of a unit is the garden of another. The project was carried out only partly, but this real project which was not a house in oneself became one of the durable symbols of Expo 67.

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Desaturation of the photograph but the sky, to show you we can see it trough this construction!

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