Kanva: Architecture & Public Art


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)

Edison-2picsAt 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.





5 replies »

  1. 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.”


  2. 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.


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