Stairway Cinema is the third major installation by OH.NO.SUMO. This project takes inspiration from the site and its inhabitants. The intersection of Symonds Street and Mount Street is a place of ‘hard waiting’. Bus stops and laundromats create a hard-scape of poor space for social interaction. Members of the public retreat individually into the media offered on their mobile phones.
Today's almost useless fact is that Portugal is the world's leading producer of cork, but with the rise of screw tops and synthetic cork the industry needs new ways to stay afloat. Covering a steel structure with the stuff is one way to go...
“modernism-in-metroland: Southall Dominion (1935) by F.E. Bromige. One of a number of impressive art deco cinemas in London’s suburbs by this Harrow based architect. Sadly like many of his designs, this building has been demolished. Image from dusashenka on flickr. ”
Grosvenor cinema with its art deco frontage is one of the London´s finest suburban cinema buildings. Opened in 1935 became now the Zoroastrian Centre for Europe. it´s architect was Frederick E. Bromige. (LON_DSCN6295) ------ Image copyrighted.