Blockitecture Habitat is an early learning tribute to the famed housing complex built for the 1967 Montreal World Fair.
Habitat 67 was designed by then 23yo Israeli architect Moshe Safdie – 12 stories and 158 homes. The design was born from his realisation that higher density living was environmentally necessary, but wasn’t enjoyed much by many people living in it.
Safdie has gone on to become one of the world’s great architects – awarded the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal 2015, and acclaimed for his high density Marina Bay Sands design in Singapore.
November 2018 saw restoration completed of Safdie’s original personal apartment in Habitat 67.
Ironically, Safdie used Lego blocks in the Habitat67design process. Blockitecture Habitat building set references Safdie’s design in environmentally responsible pine that doesn’t hurt when you step on it.
There are 10 pieces in this kit to activate spatial skills for young minds…and builders & architects of the future
– Recommended 6yo (and smart kids of any age)
– made from New Zealand pine;
dimensions = 5cm x 18.5cm x 18.5cm