Our surroundings influence our perception greatly. Every designed detail on a building affects our mood. He feels it and projects it.
Always ahead of his time, Moshe Safdie is more than just an architect, he is an artist of construction taking it to new and unforeseen horizons. He loves imbuing life into his buildings.
He is best known for projects such as Habitat 67, a revolutionary housing development located in Montreal in the shape of concrete cubes that provide every apartment with outdoor space.
In his work, even the smallest detail gets the point across, loaded with symbolism and essence of their own. Safdie has designed several architectonic works of art overcoming structural challenges of every kind in contrasting environments to make a global impact. The way he masterfully and purposefully integrates art and science into his work gives them a unique and distinctive identity.
Nowadays, mass production is turning urbanism into a grey, boring and senseless square. We need new and fresh ideas to revolutionize our construction methods and, above all, that adapt to society’s actual needs.
Moshe Safdie knows this and keeps himself actualized on the lastest needs and trends, finding balance between the two projecting it onto a building. His projects are unique and highly profitable thanks to the quality of the environments their designs represent.
His imagination is responsible for projects that challenge the very space they sit on and transform the life of any city. He lets his ideas and emotions show through his work, which, combined with his ability visualize his designs three-dimensionally, with variations in height, size and orientation as well as his concern to create a better integrated urban world, have catapulted his career to become one of the most distinguished architects in the world.
He recently won the 2019 Wolf Prize for Architecture awarded by the Wolf Foundation, an international distinction that recognizes his contributions to the advancement of art and science for the benefit of humanity. Thus, his exemplary career advocates for a better quality of life for society by developing urban integration strategies that favor cozier environments, away from the stiff square buildings that provide almost null contact with nature and sunlight.
Its design avoids the use of A/C and heating to promote instead the outdoors and better living conditions.
Moshe Safdie doesn’t conform with a functional design, his designs dig deeper, into structures that challenge the limits of our imagination. Visually stunning and enigmatic, each detail in his designs is linked to the essence of its design.
His expensive international experience reflects on his highly sustainable and environmentally and culturally-friendly building habits. Safdie prefers constructions that promote the use of area-appropriate materials and techniques that fit the context but always focused on generating balance between technology and the environment.
The architectonic marvels he has created stand as icons of urban life in the cities that house them. Icons that take architecture to its highest level.