Rearranging the Blocks

Apparently there are some things we just never outgrow. Moshe Safdie did it brilliantly four decades ago with Habitat 67 in Montreal:

Herzog & de Meuron are taking it to new heights at 56 Leonard in New York:

Ateliereen Architecten have turned the idea on end with their viewing tower in the Netherlands.

Perhaps it appeals to the child in all of us, but there can be something very refreshing about architecture that isn’t all lined up.

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