Video | Why Stacked Blocks Make Great Homes

Stewart Hicks

Long before residential structures looked to be inspired by Minecraft or Lego all over the world, Moshe Safdie designed and built pixel-looking Habitat 67 for Montreal's Expo 67. Do stacked boxes make great homes or is it just a stylistic trend? Why Stacked Blocks Make Great Homes produced by Stewart Hicks asks that question and takes a close look at pixelated building designs, paying special attention to Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67. Hicks interviews Moshe Safdie in Safdie Architects' Boston office on his thoughts and compares it with recent stacked-block buildings.

About Stewart Hicks
Stewart Hicks is an architectural design educator that leads studios and lecture courses as an Associate Professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He also serves as an Associate Dean in the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts and is the co-founder of the practice Design With Company.

Published in Media on April 20, 2023

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