Book: Moshe Safdie II
Israeli-born architect Moshe Safdie is probably best known for his iconic debut project, the Habitat ’67 housing complex in Montreal, designed for the city’s Expo ’67.
Since its completion in 1967, Safdie - now sharing his time between Canada and the US - has been working on a variety of projects around the world and has established offices in Massachusetts, Jerusalem, Toronto and Singapore.
Moshe Safdie II, the architect’s recently released second monograph, provides an essential insight into the past half a century of work from the practice.
Featuring projects ranging from the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem (2006) to the Salt Lake City Main Public Library (2003) and ongoing commissions including the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville (2011) - as well as essays by the architect himself and established architecture academics William J. Mitchell and Thomas Fischer - the book provides a comprehensive cross-section of Safdie’s work from the past fifty years.
Currently up to their eyes working on a number of ongoing projects - spanning everything from cultural to civic developments - the Khalsa Heritage Memorial Complex in Punjab and Marina Bay Sands in Singapore are the two to look out for from the practice next year, with both scheduled to open next spring.
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