30 Jun '12, 5pm

Staircase Cinema Brings People together in New Zealand

Staircase Cinema Brings People together in New Zealand

Oh No Sumo calls the intersection between two Auckland universities, populated by laundromats and bus stops, a place for "poor quality waiting." Frustrated by pedestrians retreating into their phones for entertainment, the "after-hours experimental architectural design collective" made waiting into a group activity with the "Stairway Cinema ," a mini-movie theater built an outdoor staircase. © Simon Devitt Part of the St Paul St Gallery’s curatorial season 2012, Stairway Cinema was made from simple materials: a timber frame covered with three layers of polyester, angora knit and cotton fabrics, plus a projector, a screen and some cushions. The result was an open, inviting, comfortable space where passers-by could stop in for a few minutes and catch a short film (nothing feature length was shown) while waiting for their laundry or bus. © Simon Devitt By building the cinema ...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/urban-design/oh-no-sumo-stairca...

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