Moshe Safdie:
How to reinvent the apartment building

TED2014 · 5:46 · Filmed Mar 2014
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In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.

Moshe Safdie's buildings — from grand libraries to intimate apartment complexes — explore the qualities of light and the nature of private and public space. Full bio
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