Project information

Project size:30 rooms with common areas:
 ● 8 full bathrooms
 ● Large kitchen 
 ● Living room with TV 
 ● Laundry room 
  
Location: Montreal
  
Duration of construction: 2 weeks
  
Owner:Groupe Kanva
  
Architect: Groupe Kanva 
  
Contractor: Groupe Kanva
  
Prefabricated components: 30 insulated panels

Project size:30 rooms with common areas:
 ● 8 full bathrooms
 ● Large kitchen 
 ● Living room with TV 
 ● Laundry room 
  
Location: Montreal
  
Duration of construction: 2 weeks
  
Owner:Groupe Kanva
  
Architect: Groupe Kanva 
  
Contractor: Groupe Kanva
  
Prefabricated components: 30 insulated panels

Description

Kanva (Architecture Workshop) has found a poetic way to revive the past by imagining the Edison Residence, located just steps from the McGill University campus, which tells its story through concrete!

Indeed, the residence was originally a stone house of the 19th century that was almost completely destroyed by a fire. That is why, at the time of the design of the Edison residence, the designers of KANVA set out to reflect the history of the building on its new design. Their solution: cover the whole facade of the building with prefabricated concrete panels using photo-engraving. This innovative technique (Photo Engraving) on a concrete façade allows to print images that come alive according to the angle with which the light strikes them. A 3D linear coating creates this illusion of a three-dimensional image.

Kanva (Architecture Workshop) has found a poetic way to revive the past by imagining the Edison Residence, located just steps from the McGill University campus, which tells its story through concrete!

Indeed, the residence was originally a stone house of the 19th century that was almost completely destroyed by a fire. That is why, at the time of the design of the Edison residence, the designers of KANVA set out to reflect the history of the building on its new design. Their solution: cover the whole facade of the building with prefabricated concrete panels using photo-engraving. This innovative technique (Photo Engraving) on a concrete façade allows to print images that come alive according to the angle with which the light strikes them. A 3D linear coating creates this illusion of a three-dimensional image.

The images covering the facade of the building are taken from the film "Montreal fire department on runners" by Edison. The film itself deals with the fire that almost destroyed the original building. In addition, the name of the residence refers to the prolific Thomas Edison, who played a large role in the development of fast-motion films. The impressive photo-etching process that was used on the concrete panels manufactured and installed by Saramac was made possible by the concrete prefabrication system, which gives engineers and architects the opportunity to create extraordinary and unique works!

The images covering the facade of the building are taken from the film "Montreal fire department on runners" by Edison. The film itself deals with the fire that almost destroyed the original building. In addition, the name of the residence refers to the prolific Thomas Edison, who played a large role in the development of fast-motion films. The impressive photo-etching process that was used on the concrete panels manufactured and installed by Saramac was made possible by the concrete prefabrication system, which gives engineers and architects the opportunity to create extraordinary and unique works!

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