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Versatility of Concrete Seen on Montreal Campus

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Montreal's newest concrete slab building is brightened with film stills by Thomas Edison. Architects used images filmed by the inventor in 1901 to bring life to the Edison Residence, an infill project just completed near McGill University. Built on what had been a vacant parcel since the house that once stood there burned down in the early 20th century, the architects used Edison's film as a way of referencing the site's own history while cleverly playing with notoriously unplayful concrete. Say what? The world's most versatile building material is "notoriously unplayful"?

Source: An August 13 posting on the Web site CityLab. Read more, view photos.

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