The Exploded Cinema by Hong Kong designers One Plus Partnership has got to be one interior design project I personally liked a lot in recent years. Deconstructed design elements, a monochromatic scheme and an air of mystic make up an innovative space for entertainment. At once dramatic, modern and futuristic, one can imagine a cinematic experience where they are seemingly transported into another world - akin to the movies they are watching.
"The theater has 10 similar-size screening rooms and one large screening room with 344 seats. The walls and ceiling of the jumbo theater are covered with approximately 6,000 boxes of gray acoustic paneling, tilted and mounted at six different angles for a random appearance. The spectacular visual effect also gives the room superior acoustics, since all of the angled surfaces absorb sound more effectively than a flat surface. Interspersed with the paneling are acrylic box-shaped light fixtures.
A VIP lounge features an angular bar in black marble and graphic walls of black-and-white acoustic paneling. Even a visit to the bathroom is a trip into a potential future: Custom pedestal sinks and wastebins emerge from the floor at unexpected angles. In the bathroom for the VIP lounge, the faucet is a square tube, dangling from the ceiling, which automatically releases a stream of water when a sensor is triggered."