Archinect - News 2014-09-19T15:57:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/86006545/welton-becket-designed-hollywood-cinerama-dome-marks-50-years Welton Becket-designed Hollywood Cinerama Dome Marks 50 Years Alexander Walter 2013-11-07T19:05:00-05:00 >2013-11-11T22:40:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/f6/f615a99cdf11e48ae554b6b7c307d98e.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The only geodesic dome movie theater in the world, Becket&rsquo;s design was inspired by Buckminster Fuller&mdash;and the nation&rsquo;s midcentury obsession with landing on the moon. Built to resemble a giant spacecraft, the Dome boasted futuristic floating stairways&mdash;a first for any movie theater at the time. Simultaneously projected images using three 35mm cameras were so cutting-edge, the Dome&rsquo;s own original projector&mdash;the Norelco Universal&mdash;would win a Technical Academy Award in 1963 [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/84300873/gehry-and-salonen-discuss-ten-years-of-music-at-disney-concert-hall Gehry and Salonen discuss ten years of music at Disney Concert Hall Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2013-10-16T16:15:00-04:00 >2013-10-23T18:29:55-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cj/cjtn7inbcq8037k1.jpg" width="514" height="255" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> To celebrate Disney Hall&rsquo;s tenth anniversary, architect Frank Gehry and Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Esa-Pekka Salonen reminisced on the building&rsquo;s inspiration last night, at a <a href="http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/1918" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">discussion held at the Hammer Museum</a>. Co-hosted by the LA Phil, far from the actual concert hall and its spotty downtown L.A. environs, the discussion&rsquo;s moderator Nicolai Ouroussoff (former architecture critic for the <em>New York Times</em>) tried to tease out the relationship between architecture and music. While Salonen touched upon questions of classical music&rsquo;s relevance, Gehry didn&rsquo;t delve too deeply into the particulars of his design.</p> <p> As Music Director for the LA Philharmonic from 1992-2009, Salonen oversaw the orchestra during its transition from the slightly-stuffy Dorothy Chandler Pavilion over to Disney Hall, and is highly regarded for whipping the Philharmonic into shape as a progressive and formidable cultural institution. The trajectory of the LA Phil is largely wrapped up in b...</p>