Rome: Architecture and Cinema
Place: Rome, Italy
The statics of eternal city of Rome and the dynamics of cinema are in the basis of the architectural image of the building. Its facades are made of travertine (stone, which was used in many ancient Roman buildings including the Coliseum) and continue the existing motives of toponymics of the place with its stone retaining walls and differences in relief. At the same time, gaps between the blocks form fragmented and volatile patterns of recollections like those that stay in our memory after watching movies. On the east side, walls of the museum are partially sloped so as not to cast shadow onto windows of a nearby building, and terraces are planned in a way to preserve as much as possible the view from windows of a nearby building. And on the north-west side, a sloped wall makes it possible to saves a tree growing in the corner of the site.