Renzo Piano

L.A.’s New Icon – Academy Museum of Motion Pictures

Los Angeles has a new icon: the spherical Geffen Theater, a state-of-the-art place for film projections designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Renzo Piano. It is part of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, inaugurated last September. The City of Angels is not short of icons, but few have visual clarity. The most …

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Academy Museum

I had already attended a virtual press preview of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in March, but it was a thrill to actually step in person inside this amazing building conceived as a tribute the history of cinema. The architect Renzo Piano, with an Italian sense of humor, begged us not to call the …

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Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood

The work-in-progress of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, designed by architect Renzo Piano, is scheduled for opening in 2019. In “Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood”, the three are connected through images of the museum’s construction at the present time, historic and contemporary examples of architecture, mementos from classic movies, metaphors of Hollywood, and segments from my previous …

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