The proposal for the ‘Cinepalego’ Futuristic Cinema is an urban intervention, utilizing the vacant rooftop spaces in Kabukicho in order to create a network of mini-theaters that will spontaneously emerge and provide a variety of social spaces for people. Designed by Chansoo Byeon + Daichi Yamashita, the act of cinema going will be completely redefined, becoming seamlessly integrated into day-to-day life. Occupying the vacant space on the rooftop, the cinemas will also be closely integrated with the businesses underneath. More images and architects’ description after the break.
The Museum of Modern Art in NYC is launching an exhibit called Tokyo 1955–1970: A New Avant-Garde, that investigates the transformation of Tokyo from a war-torn nation into an international center for arts, culture and commerce. The exhibition will run from November 18 through February 25, 2012 and includes over 200 works of various media including painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, drawings, graphic design, video and documentary film.
More after the break.
Architects: Schemata Architects
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Architect In Charge: Jo Nagasaka
Design: So Hashizume(sign)
Interior: Tanseisha Co.,Ltd
Kitchen: Jun Hamada／ADOPT Kitchen works
Electricity: Denyusha Co.,Ltd
Equipment: Takasago Thermal Engineering Co.,Ltd
Area: 1704.3 sqm
Photographs: Takumi Ota