“Contemporary Drawings from the National Gallery of Canada”
By : Marcus Miller
Published in Volume 33, Number 2
Remaking the Real – Issue 130 – June 2014
Tirstram Lansdowne’s Axis Mundi reimagines Moshe Safdie’s visionary housing project, Habitat 67, enveloping a small mountainous island outcrop. Small puffy pink clouds floating close to the structure are either decorative exhaust or gaseous angles gracing this Arcadia. The modular components of Safdie’s Scheme made it an easy fit for any site, but Lansdowne’s island as an indeterminate no-place actually reinforces the original utopian impulse of Habitat.
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