Archinect - News 2014-04-19T06:12:35-04:00 Design tweaks can't overcome Academy Museum's dramatic flaws Alexander Walter 2014-04-16T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-17T19:58:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Brougher and other academy leaders can compel the architects to reconcile the clear potential of the new wing's interior spaces with its unconvincing, unwieldy exterior, they may be able to salvage the design before construction begins. If not, they may well have an architectural flop on their hands when the museum opens in 2017 &mdash; not to mention the third disappointing Piano building within a quarter-mile radius.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Motion Picture Academy unveils Renzo Piano's design for LA film museum Archinect 2013-04-16T15:25:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T19:43:40-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Italian architect Renzo Piano, Los Angeles architect Zoltan Pali and officials from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences unveiled preliminary designs Thursday for a $300-million film museum at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue. The architectural centerpiece of the 290,000-square-foot complex, just west of the campus of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, would be a giant glass-enclosed dome, which Piano refers to as the "sphere" and the "soap bubble."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Los Angeles Gets a New Renzo Piano-designed Museum Archinect 2012-11-19T20:31:00-05:00 >2012-11-19T23:21:27-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In 2016, if all goes according to plan, Los Angeles will have a new architectural showpiece and yet another place of pilgrimage for movie buffs&mdash;the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Created by the organization thanked in Oscar acceptance speeches, and designed by Genoa-based architect Renzo Piano and Los Angeles&ndash;based architect Zoltan Pali, the museum is envisioned as a place to celebrate both the history and future of film, with galleries, screening rooms, and an interactive education center.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>