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January 08, 2011

Habitat'67 in Montreal

While I am celebrating the architecture of Vancouver, Montreal deserves a moment as well.

This artificial hillrange on the Saint Lawrence river is composed of the futuristic homes of the universal exposition Expo 67. Designed by architect Moshe Safdie, modular, interlocking concrete forms define the space.

In The Disappearance (1977), dir. Stuart Cooper - an architectonically ambitious movie - Habitat'67 serves as the home of (guess who?) a professional hitman, played by Donald Sutherland. It is the stage on which a fairly brittle relationship of the hitman and his wife is enacted. David Warner also stars. Another remnant of Expo 67 can also be seen, Richard Buckminster Fuller's famous geodesic dome.

Edited to the tunes of Am Eulenturm by Dagobert Böhm.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 8, 2011 10:43 AM