Gallery: Everything You Need to Know About Green Building From Tetris

Before Tetris, (and even before the PC) was Pixel City - the seminal vision of Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. Built for the 1967 World Expo in Montreal as vision of how we will live in the future, the complex was decades ahead of its time as a concept. It had prefabricated units, a green roof, and was intended to contain an entire community. Now, over fourty years later, the game is just getting started.

The Tetris video may be a tongue-in-cheek shot at grim Soviet-era buildings, but the imagery it conjures is one of a rich and vivid future for our built environment. The concept is clear — you can build elaborate and beautiful buildings from simple modules. The future of building, especially sustainable development, is looking toward prefab building and increased density to solve some of our greatest challenges.

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