In recent years, Mr. Safdie, 77, whose visit to New York coincided with “Global Citizen: The Architecture of Moshe Safdie,” an exhibition through Jan. 10 at the National Academy Museum, rediscovered the merits of his Habitat 67. [...]
“The term ‘starchitect’ makes me uncomfortable,” he said. “It’s superficial. It creates expectations.”
“I’m not against spectacle,” he said, adding after a ruminative pause, “but for me, that’s not the journey.” — nytimes.com
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I don’t tweet or do Facebook. I use a computer for email and searches but not for design. I walk around the office giving out pens and saying, “Try that, you might like it.” You should conceive and sketch first. Architects get seduced by wild shapes designed on a computer and build these things whether they work or not in the environment. That’s the danger of computers: There’s a facility about them that allows you to do charming, seductive things that have no deeper meaning. — nytimes.com
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Moshe Safdie has been announced as the 2015 recipient of the AIA Gold Medal. Voted on annually, the AIA Gold Medal is regarded as the architecture profession's highest honor given to an individual. The medal honors an individual's exceptional body of work that has made a lasting impact on architectural practice and theory. Safdie will receive the Gold Medal during the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. — bustler.net
Moshe Safdie has designed buildings around the world for almost fifty years but doesn’t have an identifiable style. His latest work, an Arkansas art museum funded by Walmart heiress Alice Walton, illustrates why it doesn’t matter — thewalrus.ca
This web documentary gathers the best of online resources about the famed Habitat 67 of Montreal's World Expo 67, mashes them up and tells the modern story of how this iconic piece of architecture remains relevant in today's urban debates. — youtube.com
Nearly half a century after Habitat 67, I worked five days a week in a cubicle in Safdie's latest high-profile creation, the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, D.C. And as I stared at a computer screen in my small slice of Safdie-dom, I wondered: What good has visionary architecture ever done for working plebes? — theawl.com
A global architect based in Boston, Mr. Safdie wants Toronto’s planners and politicians to explode conventional thinking and dream big like the visionaries writing the design manifestos in China and Singapore, where Safdie Architects were lead designers of the just-completed $5.7-billion Marine Bay Sands hotel, casino and art science museum complex. — theglobeandmail.com
The UK's Daily Mail reports on the £4billion Moshe Safdie-designed project that has just opened in Singapore, with a focus on the huge infinity pool on it's cruise-line-shaped rooftop.The infinity pool on the roof is in the 'SkyPark' which spans the three towers of the hotel. The platform...
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