A Day Out With Moshe Safdie

A day out with moshe safdie

Moshe Safdie threw over his conventional dress shirts long ago for a jauntier wardrobe of band-collared alternatives. The version he wore on a Monday morning as he headed north along a grassy stretch of the High Line lent him the look of a cleric, minus the priestly severity.

Peeling back his lapels to show off an expanse of beefy white cotton, he all but bragged: “It’s the only shirt I wear. I designed it 40 years ago and had my tailor make it up in different weights for the seasons.”

It doesn’t allow for a tie. So what. “I never wear a tie,” Mr. Safdie said, “unless it is to the most stuffy clubs in London.”

If an idea has merit, as he likes to say, he will pick it up and run with it. It’s a precept that governs his wardrobe and, more tellingly, a body of work with a global reach that extends from the Punjab region of India to the foothills of the Ozarks.

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. That project, a groundbreaking modular system of high-rise dwellings that was unveiled at the Montreal World Expo in 1967, made his name. […]

Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today.
Aline Chahine
Aline Chahine
Aline is an international licensed architect currently practicing in Canada, she is the reason you are reading this right now, Aline founded the platform back in 2008 shaping the very foundation of Architecture Lab, her exemplary content curation process that defines the online magazine today. Highlights Aline founded Architecture Lab in 2008 Lead editor of dan | dailyarchnews since 2019 Founded and Creative Director of DesignRaid Licensed architect with creative sales and marketing experience Experience As full-fledged architect, Aline's background involved a great deal of research that lead to the creation of Architecture Lab as an online database of exemplary design. Her experience snowballed into founding two architecture platforms, Architecture Lab and DesignRaid. Education Aline received USEK’s Master of Architecture in 2004 and BA in English from the University of Toronto
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