Revisited: Habitat 67

James Brittain

Renowned architectural photographer Brittain presents a series of large-scale colour photographs documenting Montreal’s Habitat 67, the residential complex designed by Canadian architect Moshe Safdie for the World Exposition of 1967. In revisiting this famed Canadian Brutalist icon, Brittain explores notions of memory in architecture, how the complex has aged, and how it has been used and adapted by residents over time. The series is part of Brittain’s ongoing inquiry into the photographic representation of architecture.