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Illustrated Floor Plans Feature Architecture and Set Design of Beloved Films

Illustrated Floor Plan of Parasite by Floor Plan Croissant

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Artist Boryana Ilieva examines film architecture and set design in her project Floor Plan Croissant. This ongoing series of meticulously painted floor plans capture the cinematic spaces of famous films like Parasite (2019), Roma (2018), and Call Me By Your Name (2017).

The idea for the series began after Ilieva attended a lecture in 2014 by Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa. In the talk, Pallasmaa elaborates on his book The Architecture of Image, which explores the lived space of five films by four iconic directors—Hitchcock, Tarkovsky, Antonioni, and Kubrick. As an architect and film buff herself, Ilieva was intrigued by the relationship between cinema and architecture and began studying notable films on her own.

According to her artist statement, Ilieva’s work is based on “extracting floor plans of main character houses.” She spends considerable time investigating each film and plotting the architecture on graph paper. Afterwards, Ilieva draws a delicate pencil sketch onto paper, which she then fills with layers of watercolor. Her masterful understanding of color and keen observation of detail make her floor plans shine as both fine art paintings and analytical surveys of unique cinematic worlds. With her pencil and brush, Ilieva constructs rooms, buildings, and places that previously felt intangible. 

You can purchase prints of Floor Plan Croissant via Society6, and any available original paintings through Ilieva’s website.

Artist Boryana Ilieva’s ongoing project Floor Plan Croissant studies the architecture and set design of different films and TV shows.

Illustrated Floor Plan of Parasite by Floor Plan CroissantIllustrated Floor Plan of Parasite by Floor Plan Croissant

She carefully renders the cinematic spaces of films such as Parasite (2019), Roma (2018), and Call Me By Your Name (2017).

Illustrated Floor Plan of Call Me By Your Name by Floor Plan CroissantIllustrated Floor Plan of Portrait of Roma by Floor Plan Croissant

These floor plans are painted in watercolor and capture both the details and atmosphere of different set designs.

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Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

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