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Cover story of Metropolis November/December 2022, “Moshe Safdie Is Architecture’s Constant Gardener,” provides an overview of Moshe Safdie’s career milestones tied to the recent memoir release of If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture.
Interviewed and written by Audrey Gray, the article positioned Safdie as an innovator who understood the importance of designing with nature before it became a trend of the industry. Instead of focusing on “sustainability” in design, a term that Safdie finds to be abused in the realm of architecture, Safdie chooses to go after “responsible design” that has epitomized throughout his practice.
“When I was asked about biophilia in the ’80s, I said, ‘That’s what I’ve been doing my whole career.’ The conviction that plant life must be always integrated into architecture no matter how urban and dense was a very early conclusion."