Extended Cinematics was developed by Richard Douzjian as an empirical process to transform unique filmic properties into architectonic ones. It thus makes it possible to transform any (narrative) film into an actual, real-world architecture.

Extended Cinematics is specially developed for architectural designers using terminology and concepts familiar to the architectural discipline. By using Extended Cinematics architects interested in film acquire the ability to design buildings more loyal in form and significance to their filmic source of inspiration. They would also be able to complement their designs with additional substantial and formal layers, resulting in objects having multiple readings and becoming more attractive and appealing to their users.

The implications and applications of Extended Cinematics have however exceeded its original purpose. Additionally to the Film-to-Architecture transformation process, it is used as a tool for structuring thought, overriding occasional creative blocks, generating new ideas, and stimulating inspiration.

Extended Cinematics as a process covers:

  • Film Analysis
  • Architectural Design
  • Comparative Analysis (between film & architecture)

An Architecture-to-Film transformational process will be put to the test very soon.

Where Film becomes Architecture