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Riassunto: When the apartment complex Habitat (Moshe Safdie, architect) appeared fully formed at Montreal's EXPO 67, it was greeted as a victory for humane values within the human jungle, an urbane solution to the housing crisis in the urban centers of the world. Wolf von Eckhardt wrote that it "answers a need so burning that it simply melts all the ifs and buts.... Safdie has dared a new answer to our urban housing problems.... Habitat may well constitute the first real victory of the modern industrial revolution." And The Architects Journal confirmed that it is "One of the most advanced housing projects ever conceived and certainly the boldest exercise in industrialized building methods attempted to date. [It] puts an end to the myth that industrialized building necessarily gives rise to an architecture of uniformity, monotony, drabness and soulless repetition."
Beyond Habitat is a highly personal statement—almost a diary—covering the author's life and career before Habitat, his struggle to transform Habitat from a "design solution" on paper to a living reality, and his general ideas on housing and other matters since its completion. The book is illustrated with halftones of his buildings.
Safdie's account of how Habitat came to life demonstrates dramatically that building housing appropriate to today's cities is much more than an architectural job—it's also a political one in getting a design approved at several levels of bureaucracy, and a technological one of getting it implemented through the use of mass-production techniques. Safdie's stunning success at EXPO 67 is thus based on his architectural originality, his tenacity as a political in-fighter, and his receptivity to new methods of industrial production.
As for the future, an article in Business Week noted that if Safdie is to extend his housing revolution beyond Habitat, "He must persuade dozens of government officials, organize scores of disparate trades, sway a swarm of labor unions, and sell his ideas to thousands of apartment hunters—a skyscraping order from a young architect. But says one EXPO official, 'He just might do it. He got Habitat built—from politics to concrete when he was an unknown 26-year-old architect who had never designed a building of his own before.'"
His book is a search for ways to embody these ideals in realistic and concrete form.
Titolo: Moshe Safdie: Beyond Habitat
Casa editrice: The M.I.T. Press
Data di pubblicazione: 1971
Condizione libro: very good
Descrizione libro The M.I.T. Press, 1971. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP15810492
Descrizione libro The M.I.T. Press, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Acceptable. Wear and Tear, Yellowed Pages Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Codice libro della libreria mon0001731708
Descrizione libro MIT Press, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0262190834
Descrizione libro MIT Press, 1970. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. Not ex-library. Beige cloth very good but for some rear soiling. Boards straight and corners sharp. Binding tight. Unmarked interior. Tanned edges. Codice libro della libreria 398
Descrizione libro MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 1970. Cloth. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Good. First Edition. 244 pp., 55 b&w plates. Light foxing to top edges of boards and top page edges, lower corners of boards lightly bumped. Jacket rubbed, handled and edgeworn with several chips and closed tears, light foxing at rear. Size: 8vo. Codice libro della libreria 07934
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Descrizione libro MIT Press (MA) January 1970, 1970. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used - Good. Previous owner's bookplate affixed. Wrapped in complimentary Brodart dust jacket protector. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Book is signed by previous owner. Codice libro della libreria 179860
Descrizione libro The M.I.T. Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1971. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No markings. Dust jacket is in a protective cover. Second printing. 244 pages. Codice libro della libreria 206802
Descrizione libro The M.I.T. Press, 1971. Condizione libro: Good. 1st. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP95929416