nonzero\architecture Completes Film Music Composition Building

Sep 15, 2009 5:21 PM

Polls


Education Guide

Mix is gearing up to present its longstanding annual Audio Education Guide in its November 2014 issue. Want to have your school listed in the directory, or do you need to update your current directory listing? Add an image, program description, or a logo to your listing! Get your school in the Mix Education Guide 2014.

photo of Remote Control Productions

nonzero\architecture and its media facilities division studio bau:ton, based in Santa Monica, Calif., have completed overseeing the rebuilding of a commercial property into a state-of-the-art music composition facility at Hans Zimmer’s Remote Control Productions. The nearly 7,000-square-foot building includes five composing suites on the ground floor as well as four music edit rooms and a shared lounge with an outdoor deck on the upper level.

The composers occupying the studio suites are Steve Jablonsky (Transformers, Desperate Housewives), Rupert Gregson-Williams (Hotel Rwanda, Over the Hedge), Atli Orvarsson (Vantage Point, Babylon A.D.), John Sponsler and Tom Gire of Magic Music Box and Lorne Balfe.

The suites each include main writing rooms, recording booths, assistants' studios and equipment rooms. A large skylight over the main hallway is at the center of the clean, contemporary design, and offers relief from working in the dark and hermetically sealed studios. The west-facing lounge on the second floor is placed behind large glass panels serving as a passive solar shading screen and providing privacy. Its fritted pattern of a partial handwritten score by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart continues on the glass below and will be extended across several adjacent buildings in future expansions. Photovoltaic panels will offset the energy-intensive process of creating music for films and television.

The building design is conceived as the starting point for further developments on the eclectic site and includes efforts at multiple scales to build a cohesive urban campus and to create a sustainable, environmentally sensitive neighborhood while reinforcing the strong artistic and social ties between the occupants.

For more information on nonzero\architecture and studio bau:ton, visit www.nonzeroarch.com.






Acceptable Use Policy
blog comments powered by Disqus

Mix Books

Modern Recording and Mixing

This 2-DVD set will show you how the best in the music industry set up a studio to make world-class records. Regardless of what gear you are using, the information you'll find here will allow you to take advantage of decades of expert knowledge. Order now $39.95

Mastering Cubase 4

Electronic Musician magazine and Thomson Course Technology PTR have joined forces again to create the second volume in their Personal Studio Series, Mastering Steinberg's Cubase(tm). Edited and produced by the staff of Electronic Musician, this special issue is not only a must-read for users of Cubase(tm) software, but it also delivers essential information for anyone recording/producing music in a personal-studio. Order now $12.95

Newsletters

MixLine

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine takes you straight into the studio, with new product announcements, industry news, upcoming events, recent recording/post projects and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

MixLine Live

Delivered straight to your inbox every other week, MixLine Live takes you on the road with today's hottest tours, new sound reinforcement professional products, recent installs, industry news and much more. Click here to read the latest edition; sign up here.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]

The Wire, a virtual press conference offering postings of the latest gear and music news, direct from the source. Visit the The Wire for the latest press postings.