Articles tagged Cinema

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China looks to art galleries to bring some novelty into movie theatres

Shanghai – To combat the expected slump in movie-ticket sales, architect Alexander Wong looked to an unexpected category for the inspiration of Shanghai’s Maison Muse.

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China has the most cinemas worldwide – but should it value venue quality over quantity?

Changsha, China – Well-designed cinemas may help offset box office ramifications of China's oversupply of venues: just look to Changsha Jinyi, a new project from One Plus Partnership.

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The pioneer behind One Plus Partnership’s latest dynamic cinema design

XIANGYANG, China – The Frame Award-winning studio One Plus Partnership reinforces its mastery of the cinema genre once again with its spatial interpretation of the camera obscura.

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Come for the cinema, stay for the bar and gallery and restaurant

SHANGHAI – Cinker Pictures expands from its first Beijing location, offering a vibrant boutique hospitality space for the trendy and well-heeled.

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Five Days of Frame 118: One Plus Partnership puts film back in cinema

Wuhan, China – The latest in One Plus Partnership’s series of high-impact, thematic theatres, the Wushang Mall cinema is inspired by traditional film reels.

Pavilion of Reflections by Tom Emerson's ETH students. Photo Studio Tom Emerson
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Mark A-to-Z: P is for Pavilion

Intricate temporary structures designed by students to practical extensions produced by starchitects, pavilions never cease to impress us with the broad spectrum of what makes architecture.

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Normann Copenhagen’s designs respond to social settings – just as people do

COPENHAGEN – At CPH:DOX, Normann Copenhagen demonstrates the transformative power of its furniture to adapt to different social functions.

Alesia Cinema by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture. Photos Luc Boegly / Guillame Guerin
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Manuelle Gautrand uses steps and folds to immerse the audience with film

PARIS – Wedged between a seven-storey apartment building and a low-rise retail arcade the Gaumont Alésia Cinema has been through multiple changes since its opening in 1921.

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ARTTA beams colour onto the quiet streets of Fanling with its boutique cinema

FANLING – Hong Kong-based ARTTA Concept Studio designs its fourth boutique cinema commission for Golden Harvest.

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Alexander Wong's cinema design has perplexing universal concepts

SHANGHAI – White Futura is a new destination to escape to at China Film Cinema City 2016. Embodying theoretical concepts, fantasy and mind-blowing innovations, the venue is the crowning jewel of …

Tantalising passers-by, digitalised installations playfully display snippets from movies on show at the cinema.
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Loci Anima's radical cinema design brings people and genres together

PARIS – Les Fauvettes is a futuristic building transformation for the celebration of restored classical movies.

‘I finally just resolved to stick another piece of architecture next to the first.’
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La Comédie de Béthune by Manuelle Gautrand Architecture

BÉTHUNE – Manuelle Gautrand completes drama centre over twenty years in the making with an extension housing rehearsal and administrative spaces.