KANVA (Architecture Workshop) has found a poetic way to revive the past by reimagining 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 from the 19th century that was almost entirely destroyed by a fire. That’s why, at the time of the design of the Edison Residence, the KANVA designers set out to reflect the history of the building in its new design. Their solution: cover the entire facade of the building with prefabricated concrete panels using photo-engraving. This innovative technique (Photo Engraving) used on a concrete facade allows the printing of images that come alive depending on the angle the light strikes them. A 3D linear coating creates the illusion of a three-dimensional image.