3 Unique Buildings Found in Montreal, Canada

Did you know that bread machines can make more than bread, crust, and cake? They can make pasta and jam too! How unconventional, right? Just like bread makers, these buildings are unusual. Nonetheless, they still offer more than you can ever expect!

Olympic Stadium

Olympic Stadium Montreal Canada

Located at Olympic Park, Montreal, Canada, this multi-purpose stadium was the main venue for the Summer Olympics in 1976. It’s known as “The Big O” because of the round shape of its roof. It’s also referred to as “The Big Owe” since a large sum of money was used for its construction.

This building also has the biggest seating capacity in Canada.

Today, it’s the home of Montreal’s professional football and baseball teams.

Habitat 67

Habitat 67 Montreal Canada

Montreal has done it again with this community and housing complex made of 354 identical concrete shapes laid out in diverse combinations. The units are also 12 stories high, and they are altogether well-known for creating 146 houses of different sizes and designs.

The Habitat is designed by the talented Moshe Safdie, an Israeli-Canadian architect. Initially, it was visualized for his master’s thesis and made for Expo 67, the World’s Fair held from April-October, 1967. Now, it’s known as one of the most remarkable buildings in Canada and a magnificent architectural landmark.

The Biosphere

The Biosphere Montreal Canada

This museum, designed by Buckminster Fuller, is unlike any other since it was made as a dedication to the environment. Like the Habitat 67, it was also constructed for the Expo 67 World Fair.

On May 20, 1976, the museum went through a disaster when a fire burned its clear acrylic bubble during the renovation. Fortunately, the steel support survived. The building stayed closed until 1990, when Environment Canada bought it for $17.5 million. They turned it into an interactive museum which showcases and explores the water ecosystems of the Great Lakes-Saint Lawrence River regions.

In 1995, it was introduced as a water museum and as part of a set of enclosed edifices designed by Éric Gauthier. After 12 years, the Biosphère altered its name to become an environment museum. Now, it’s a site for interactive activities and is recognized for its environmental exhibitions concerned with water, air, climate change, eco-technologies, as well as sustainable development.

Jigsaw: The Most-Trusted Machine Saw

Whether you want to carve wooden buildings or anything that involves curved lines and complex shapes, a jigsaw is what you need.

Background

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A jigsaw is also called a saber tool, and it’s a power tool that uses a reciprocating blade to cut a variety of materials like wood and plastic. Thanks to its narrow, thin blade which only moves in a steady up-and-down motion, the user can make tight turns when cutting.

If you’re asking its relation to jigsaw puzzles, here is the answer: Jigsaw puzzles got their name from this versatile saw since the puzzles were once made of wood using “fretsaws” and demanded complicated artistic cuts.

Jigsaws are best for cutting curves and intricate shapes in wood. They can also make short crosscuts on a board and finish inside corner cuts made by a circular saw. However: they aren’t ideal for making long, straight, fast cuts—the circular saw do those cuts better.

The Basic Features

If you read jigsaw reviews like the ones in http://sawingpros.com/best-jigsaw-reviews/, you’ll be aware of how flexible this tool is. Reading reviews is a great way to figure out if the jigsaw works just like the way it’s advertised. Customer reviews also help you come up with a decision. However, you shouldn’t depend on them. If you want a thorough explanation of the basic features, you could watch a tutorial video or ask a professional. Most jigsaws nowadays can cut more than simple curves. Jigsaws today serve as advanced precision cutting tools. A good jigsaw should be able to cut various materials, be portable, and offer different speeds. Those are its three basic features.

Other Features

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Most jigsaws today come with an adjustable base that enables the blade to be sloped from a vertical position to make angled cuts through the material.

Many jigsaws also offer oscillating action. This refers to the lunging of the blade forward with each stroke as it moves up and down. You can usually turn the oscillation off or choose from three levels of oscillation. The higher the level, the faster it can cut. However, more oscillation leads to coarse, less accurate cuts. So, if you need to make clean and accurate cuts or if you’re working with delicate materials, turn the oscillation off or set it to the lowest level. Don’t turn this feature when cutting metal. The best thing to do is to first practice on a scrap before cutting the real workpiece.

I know you want to know more, so here’s a video that shows how awesome a jigsaw is:

Unusually Usual: Must-Consider Themes For Your Next Business Establishment

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Let’s face it.

No matter what people like to see, they would go for something unusual in sight. No matter what people love to do, they would also go for something unusual in touch.

Now, you might ask: Why is that?

The reason for this is quite simple: curiosity.

And that’s because curiosity makes both what they like to see and what they saw unusually worth the sight. And that’s because curiosity also makes both what they love to do and what they did unusually worth the touch.

Those being said, here are some must-consider themes for your next business establishment:

Archery Theme

It’s one thing to have an archery business that is meant for people ages 18 and up such as the likes of those businesses that offer archery trainings and archery competitions. It’s another thing to have an archery-themed business that is meant for people ages 15 and up such as the likes of those businesses that offer book finding and book hiding services.

Have you already found the bowjudge here for your archery-themed business?

Simply put, you would unusually bring out the Katniss Everdeen in every customer of yours with an archery theme: the one who would volunteer and take the risk for her beloved family (trying out something entirely new to your sight like that of book finding anywhere you want to) and the Katniss Everdeen who would stop and take a moment for her trusted friends (checking out something entirely new to your touch like that of book hiding anyway you want to).

Korean Theme

It’s one thing to have a Korean business that is meant for people ages 15 and up such as the likes of those businesses that offer Korean food and Korean drinks. It’s another thing to have a Korean-themed business that is meant for people ages 18 and up such as the likes of those businesses that offer unlimited singing and unlimited watching passes.

Simply put, you would unusually bring out the fangirl in every customer of yours with a Korean theme: the one who would cry but take the risk for her beloved hero (trying out something entirely new to your sight like that of unlimited singing anyway you want to) and the fangirl who would shout but take a moment for her trusted idols (checking out something entirely new to your touch like that of unlimited watching anytime you want to).

Do you know any other must-consider themes for one’s next business establishment? Let us know in the comments section below!