Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
Pushkinsky Cinema in Moscow, Russia by Za Bor Architects
May 2nd, 2013 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Za Bor Architects
The main idea of the offered solution is transformation of Pushkinsky cinema while preserving its original historical volume. Modern expressive elements «sprout» through the semicentennial structure, symbolically connecting the old and the new by means of the shape and materials.
Such interpretation turns the cinema from an ordinary architectural object into a real place of interest ― a bright communicative dominant which evidences by its effective non-trivial appearance that inside a modern eyeful ― the product of the new generation of digital technologies ― is awaiting cinema connoisseurs.
In the project the original building’s facades and galleries are blanketed with a metal structure covered with white polymer Corian specially designed for facades. Thin slots are glazed with transparent material SentryGlas. From the side of the main facade the whole structure is supported with openwork treelike pillars.
The project was named «the Ants» as from afar one can see on the light volume of the membrane an interesting optical effect of the slots’ movement which reminds of running ants.
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