Schematic model of the assembly of Habitat'67
Each house has at least one outdoor terrace, which is formed by the roof of the dwelling below. The modular boxes (measuring 11.7m x 5.3m x 3m or 17'6" x 38'6" x 10'6") are assembled in a clustered geometry, with eight boxes piled on top of one another. Vertical circulation in the complex is conducted through three elevator cores which lead to horizontal pedestrian streets located on four floors of the complex. Entrances to dwelling units open directly from these streets, each person having an identifiable entrance of their own, and the streets were thus intended to be a meeting place and point of contact in the complex.

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Video of Habitat in 1967