The Cinematheque seeks to expand Filmmakers cinema venues into the district of East Liberty in Pittsburgh while engaging the growing cultural and economic community of the area through a range of programming events that explore our evolving relationships with media.

 Both cinema and architecture coordinate light, space, and movement in order to create experiential scenes of life situations. However, in the existing paradigm of the blackbox theatre, architecture solely plays the role of host. Once the light go out, the theatre, the crowd, and one's self are completely consumed by the filmic experience. The project challenges this existing tradition by fragmenting film and incorporating it into the experience of the different program elements in the architecture, thus creating a new space that celebrates the similarities between the two. 

 

PITTSBURGH CINEMATHEQUE

48-205 Architecture Design Studio: Composition

Second Year, Spring 2015

Advised by Nick Liadis