Yesterday I did not know what to paint, so I asked my spouse Guy to pick from one of the many photographs that I took during the course of the summer. Well, lo and behold, he picked Habitat 67, a series of apartments that were built for Expo 67. I would never have picked these buildings as the architecture is dizzyingly difficult to render. The architect, Moshe Safdie, an israeli-canadian, created these buildings for the Montreal World Fair “Man and His World” as part of his thesis project at McGill University.
Le thème “Terre des hommes” vient des mémoires de Antoine de Saint-Exupéry qui a aussi écrit “Le Petit Prince”. Ce projet d’architecture contient 148 condominiums et le but était de pré-fabriquer 354 formes identiques jumelées d’une façon pour assurer la vie privée des gens ainsi que de vivre dans un milieu naturel.