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Floating Cinema by Duggan Morris Architects Set to Sail Through London

Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On September 28, 2012 @ 3:48 pm In Architecture,Floating Houses,London | No Comments


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The Floating Cinema will be used for on-board screenings, workshops and canal tours, as part of the collaboration between UP Projects [2] and film-maker artist duo Somewhere [3] (Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie).

The Floating Cinema will be used for on-board screenings, workshops and canal tours, as part of the collaboration between UP Projects [2] and film-maker artist duo Somewhere [3] (Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie).With its quirky name and vibrant colors, the project will suit the new “Extra-Ordinary” Program envisioned to animate the waterways of East London.

Duggan Morris Architects’ proposal was selected from a shortlist of four international practices including Nilsson Pflugfelder (London/Berlin), OBRA (New York/Beijing) and vPPR (London). Nilsson Pflugfelder [4] designed an assemblage of prefabricated elements [5]. Their one-size-fits-all approach resulted in a structure that can be attached to the river bank and transformed to create a maximum of various spatial configurations. OBRA [6]’s proposal is a house-boat whose foldable roof can be transformed into a screen and rotated to face the audience seated on the bank. vPPR [7]’s “Cinescope” is a combination of a kaleidoscope, a periscope and a camera obscura. The project’s main idea is in line with the other shortlisted proposals in terms of transformability – a large pull-up screen changes function and creates a movie screen.

+ Duggan Morris Architects [8]

+ The Floating Cinema [9]

+ UP Projects [10]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2012/09/The-Floating-Cinema-Duggan-Morris-Architects-2.jpg

[2] UP Projects: http://www.upprojects.com/portfolio

[3] Somewhere: http://www.somewhere.org.uk/

[4] Nilsson Pflugfelder: http://www.nilssonpflugfelder.com/floating_cinema.html

[5] prefabricated elements: http://inhabitat.com/element-prefab-housing-by-mos-utilizes-fibonacci-growth-patterns/mos-element-house-1-2/

[6] OBRA: http://www.obraarchitects.com/

[7] vPPR: http://www.vppr.co.uk/

[8] + Duggan Morris Architects: http://dugganmorrisarchitects.com/#news/item/2012-09/architecture-foundation-floating-cinema

[9] + The Floating Cinema: http://floatingcinema.info/

[10] + UP Projects: http://www.upprojects.com/

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