KANVA, the Montreal firm behind this innovative public installation, has just been awarded the 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Entre Les Rangs, the firm’s winning entry for the Luminotherapy international competition in Montreal, referenced Quebec’s wheat fields in an installation made up of thousands of flexible stems topped with white reflectors. (Photo: Cindy Boyce)
At the Edison, a student residence in Montreal, KANVA created photo engraving on concrete for an unusual façade. It features stills from Thomas Edison’s 1901 film Montreal Fire Department on Runners, alluding to the 19th century building that formerly occupied the site before it burnt down in a fire. (Images from de zeen magazine)
Founded in 2003, KANVA is “continually and consistently innovative,” the jury members said. “Their work has a strong experimental quality .” See more images of their work HERE
The KANVA Collective (below). See the firm’s website, here.
Categories: Architecture, Public Art
maravilhoso, linda imagem. Me lembra uma cantiga de ninar brasileira “se essa rua, se essa rua fosse minha, eu mandava, eu mandava ladrilhar com pedrinhas, com pedrinhas de brilhantes, para o meu, para o meu amor passar.”
Obrigado pelo seu comentário. Eu amo a canção de ninar brasileira
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I’ve never heard of Luminotherapy but I bet that competition was amazing! I’d love to see that sculpture in person. Really cool building images too.
The photo engraving intrigues me…any idea how that’s done? It’s such a cool way of connecting past and present!
Hi Kitty – Yes, there’s more about how they did it in the project’s original media kit. Great idea and subsequently a great success with students – inside and out of the residence.