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LTL Architects Transforms an Old Theater Into an Illuminated Art House

Posted By Helen Morgan On January 16, 2012 @ 4:40 pm In Architecture,Art,Design | No Comments

LTL Architects, amoa arthouse, austin texas, renovated theater, transformed space, contemporary art, exhibitions, original features [1]

LED lights are integrated into the exterior of the art house — a modern addition to the historic structure that brings the building into visibility at night. The architects envisioned the building to stand out from its urban environment, creating a “visual dialogue” between its contemporary exhibitions and the neighborhood around it.

Many of the original features have been maintained, such as the Queen Theater’s murals and exposed wooden ceilings. A roof deck provides a great space to look down onto the city below and is lit up by light boxes during outdoor movie screenings. With a grand suspended staircase constructed to hang 35 feet from the ceiling, the space has been carefully created so that its modern features complement the original design.

+ AMOA-Arthouse [2]

+ LTL Architects [3]

Images courtesy of Michael Moran [4]

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[2] + AMOA-Arthouse: http://www.amoa.org/site/PageNavigator/2011bridge.html

[3] + LTL Architects: http://www.ltlwork.net

[4] Michael Moran: http://www.moranstudio.com/

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