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Archipelago Cinema / Buro Ole Scheeren + Film on the​ Rocks Yao Noi Foundation

  • 01:00 - 17 April, 2012
Archipelago Cinema / Buro Ole Scheeren + Film on the​ Rocks Yao Noi Foundation
Archipelago Cinema / Buro Ole Scheeren + Film on the​ Rocks Yao Noi Foundation, © Piyatat Hemmatat
© Piyatat Hemmatat

© Doug Bruce © Piyatat Hemmatat © Piyatat Hemmatat © Sixtysix Visual +22

From the architect. The final night of the first edition of Film on the Rocks Yao Noi took place on Archipelago Cinema, designed by German-born and Beijing-based architect Ole Scheeren. Guests were taken by boat through the darkness of the sea to arrive on a glowing raft in the middle of the quiet waters of Nai Pi Lae lagoon on Kudu Island. Surrounded by a dramatic landscape of towering rocks emerging from the ocean, the audience experienced an atmospheric convergence of nature and cinematic narratives - primordial notions of light, sound and stories suspended in the darkness between sea and sky.

Courtesy of Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foundation
Courtesy of Film on the Rocks Yao Noi Foundation

“The thought of watching films here seemed surprising,“ said Ole Scheeren. „A screen, nestled somewhere between the rocks. And the audience... floating... hovering above the sea, somewhere in the middle of this incredible space of the lagoon, focused on the moving images across the water: A sense of temporality, randomness, almost like driftwood. Or maybe something more architectural: Modular pieces, loosely assembled, like a group of little islands that congregate to form an auditorium.“

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A work with a strong connection to the local community, Archipelago Cinema is based on the techniques used by fishermen to construct floating lobster farms. The raft is built out of recycled materials as a series of individual modules to allow for flexibility for its future use. Subsequent to a journey which will see the raft travel to further places as an auditorium for other film screenings on water, it will eventually return to the island and be donated to its actual builders, the community of Yao Noi, as its own playground and stage in the ocean.

© Doug Bruce
© Doug Bruce
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Archipelago Cinema / Buro Ole Scheeren + Film on the​ Rocks Yao Noi Foundation" 17 Apr 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <http://www.archdaily.com/226936/archipelago-cinema-buro-ole-scheeren-film-on-the%25e2%2580%258b-rocks-yao-noi-foundation/>
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69 Comments

Ashley Marto · June 15, 2012

Amazing water-front movie theater. http://t.co/jQruG1JT

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PCD · June 14, 2012

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Bryan A. Davis · June 14, 2012

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Nazaret Escobedo · April 30, 2012

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The Russian Store · April 27, 2012

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A&D Dean's Office · April 27, 2012

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Lisa Nakamura Nguyen · April 27, 2012

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Pedro Cruz · April 27, 2012

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Genevieve Kermani · April 27, 2012

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M. M. Martin · April 25, 2012

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baris k · April 24, 2012

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Set Design · April 23, 2012

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Eklego Design · April 22, 2012

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LudjeroMartins · April 22, 2012

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Rasmus Boserup · April 20, 2012

Wouldn&#39t want to see Jaws at this cinema. Pretty stunning though! http://t.co/J5a21n6Z

Graeme Johnson · April 20, 2012

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Ed · April 20, 2012

This is a phenominal site, and any intervention would be hard pressed to be worthy of it. But as mentioned, this is just a few fairly normal rafts, and any real dialogue between the site and the experience of watching films is barely perceivable. What if the screen was behind two large rocks/framed by them, so one is always aware of them-surely the architects could do mor ethan treat it is a mere backdrop. This site is too beautiful, and this feels more like exploitation than inspired architecture.

Sorry to be harsh, but a place like this deserves it.

Ricardo · April 23, 2012 07:18 AM

This seriously looks like a commercial piece for an outdoor furniture company. There has been no attempts to engage the site whatsoever. Rem's golden boy no more, you are on your own and somehow your own works do not add up. It was Shoei's, Rem's and Fernando's design for CCTV after all...everyone knows that!

Jesper Hauerslev · April 20, 2012

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Aidan O'Brien · April 20, 2012

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Brian Lemond · April 20, 2012

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Kevin McMillan Craig · April 20, 2012

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Nayira Abo ElMakarem · April 19, 2012

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Pradeep Nayar · April 19, 2012

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Michael Nori · April 19, 2012

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Surakit Chompaisal · April 19, 2012

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Zeyna Sanjania · April 19, 2012

Love this!! Arhipelago Cinema: Floating Architecture at its best! http://t.co/Fq0ZemWd

Monica Velasco B. · April 19, 2012

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Lao Y · April 19, 2012

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Shoei · April 19, 2012

Its rather disappointing conceptually with the boxes arranged in a gridded layout. Remove all the words and its just several rafts in the water. The image with Ole is just hilarious.Come on... They must be confused with the names as Buro means office in German but studio is another meaning..

Robert Sargent · April 19, 2012

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Lyz Apoyo Foro Bambu · April 19, 2012

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Intan Indah Sari · April 19, 2012

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H-J · April 18, 2012

You would expect something more substantial as for the first realized solo project of Rem's Golden Boy. Kudos nonetheless. By the way, is it Buro Ole Scheeren or Studio Ole Scheeren, if anything the ex-OMA's seem to have their anagram's in order...

Viktor Vektro · April 18, 2012

Pee in the water!

TakashiKojima · April 18, 2012

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boredom · April 18, 2012

This project disturb the nature and pure of environment around ,just support a few audiences or user, no value.

Bernt Carstenschulz · April 18, 2012

Possibly the coolest cinema in the world

Archipelago Cinema @ Kudu Island #Thailand

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fernanda hoodie · April 18, 2012

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Lao Y · April 18, 2012

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jp · April 18, 2012

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hovaard · April 18, 2012

groovy.

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