CigarettesCheap cigarrettesCheap cigarettes online TIFF Bell Lightbox / KPMB Architects | Designs Blog - Catalogue :: More than 16000 Photos, articles. New ideas for home design.

TIFF Bell Lightbox / KPMB Architects

June 22, 2011   8:40 AM    
TIFF Bell Lightbox / KPMB Architects

Add this to My Bookmarks:

+ Share share by email Favorite Share share by email AD.User.checkLike(142570);

The winning competition design for the Bell Lightbox and Festival Tower was conceived on an epic scale to create a city of cinema within the city that hosts one of the most important annual film festivals. It was also designed to reflect the heterogeneity and openness that characterizes . Located in the heart of the city’s media and entertainment district, the architecture of the Bell Lightbox at the corner of King and John Streets injects energy into the precinct.

Architect: Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB) Architects
Location: , ,
Project Team: Bruce Kuwabara, Design partner; Shirley Blumberg, Partner-in-Charge; Luigi LaRocca, Senior Associate; Matthew Wilson, Project Architect; Matt Krivosudsky, Bruno Weber, Brent Wagler, Glenn MacMullin, Andrea Macaroun, Rita Kiriakis, Lilly Liakus, Carolyn Lee, David Poloway ,Tyler Sharp, Debra Fabricus, Claudio Venier, Thom Seto, Walter Gaudet, Krista Clark, Clementine Chang, Winston Chong, Carla Munoz, Elizabeth Paden, Bill Colaco, Nicko Elliot, Norm Li.
Architect of Record: Kirkor Architects & Planners
Project Area: 547,000 sqf
Project Year: 2010
Photographs: Maris Mezulis , Tom Arban , Mehrdad Tavakkolian

The Bell Lightbox, a horizontal, 5-story podium building, establishes its cultural image on the streetscape while the 42-story point tower, set back on John Street, commands the skyline. The two elements formally relate in the simple proportions of the volumes, common materials, and quality of detailing. The transition between the two occurs at the point where the roof of the Bell Lightbox meets the base of the Tower. The form and expression of the condominium tower creates a clean, contemporary figure with an illuminated light box at its top to enrich ’s evolving skyline.

The King Street elevation is a composition of projecting volumes and surfaces contained within a continuous loop of movement that begins with the street level canopy and then rises to the upper levels to culminate at the stepped roof. The canopy, with its metal soffits and LED lights, enhances the arrival experience. Extended sequences of horizontal montages of clear, fritted and translucent glass panels animate the upper surfaces and in project the silhouettes of people moving within to the street.

Inside the Lightbox, the design acts as a framework for human action and imagination in which the solidity of architecture and the ephemerality of the medium of film are fused. The flexible plan is based on the tradition of industrial loft buildings. Within this framework, the volumes of the cinema theaters (ranging from 80 to 550 seats) and spaces for gathering, display and production are arranged to promote movement and visual connectivity. A three-story central atrium features a red framed glass window into the master control booth. The architectural volumes of the five cinemas are expressed as black zinc clad buildings within the building, and the spaces between act as interior streets along which visitors are oriented. The cinema interiors are dark, unadorned and enclosed to focus the attention between viewers and film.

The main entrance leads directly to the main escalator, ramps and stairs which together weave a fluid sequence of movement to the cinemas above. On the fourth and fifth levels administrative and production spaces, library and archives are organized around a second, light-filled atrium. A generous café and restaurant, operated by Oliver Bonacini, occupy the first two levels of the corner at King and John. At street level, Canteen is wrapped by an outdoor café terrace. On the second level, Luma is integrated with the Blackberry Lounge.

The design culminates in the monumentally-scaled stepped roof. Inspired by the stepped roof of the Villa Malaparte in Capri featured in Jean Luc Godard’s 1963 Contempt, this major new outdoor public space encapsulates the fusion of architecture and film.

Structural Engineer: Jablonsky, Ast and Partners
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer: Leipciger Kaminker Mitelman
Landscape Architect: NAK Design Group
Life Safety: Leber Rubes Inc
Cost: Helyar & Associates
Acoustic: Aercoustics Engineering Ltd & Valcoustics Ltd.
A/V: Brian Arnott Associates
Theater: Peter Smith Architect Inc.
Wind Study: RWDI Consulting Engineers
Transportation: Marshall Macklin Monaghan
Lighting: Pivotal Lighting Group
Signage: Gottschalk + Ash

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto1

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto6

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto7

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto8

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto9

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto10

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto11

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto12

TIFF Lightbox Bell designphoto13

       By material from :: Archdaily


Leave a Reply

Related Posts

Tel Aviv Museum of Art / Preston Scott Cohen

Tel Aviv Museum of Art / Preston Scott Cohen

May 25, 2011 2:58 AM

Add this to My Bookmarks: + Share Tweet share by email Favorite Share Tweet share by email AD.User.checkLike(137601); Preston Scott Cohen The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, located in...

Continue reading

Interior Design Arrangements Beyond Compare: South Clarkson Residence

Interior Design Arrangements Beyond Compare: South Clarkson Residence

July 17, 2011 6:06 AM

For today we would like to present a house that caught our attention due to its lovely interior decorations. South Clarkson Residence  was designed by architect Angelo Marasco and his wife Nancy and is located in Denver, Colorado. With...

Continue reading

Innovative and Functional Sofa by Marcin Wielgosz

Innovative and Functional Sofa by Marcin Wielgosz

September 29, 2012 4:23 AM

Marcin Wielgosz , the head designer at  merely  , a start-up furniture firm from Poland, sent us some photos and explained what their latest project called Hocky  was all about. Since it seemed so innovative and wonderful, we have...

Continue reading

CigarettesCheap cigarrettesCheap cigarettes online

© 2010-2011 DesignHomeOnline.NET

Interior Design Catalogue | Living Room Design | Design Bedroom | Children bedroom | Room Designs | Kitchen Design |

House Design | Design Landscape | Hotel Interior Designs | Restaurant Design | Design Cafe |