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.