floor plans of movie scenes by mehruss ahi + armen karaoghlanian floor plans of movie scenes by mehruss ahi + armen karaoghlanian
jul 28, 2012

floor plans of movie scenes by mehruss ahi + armen karaoghlanian

an excerpt from the ‘2001: space odyssey’ edition of ‘interiors journal’ by mehruss jon ahi and armen karaoghlanian 

interiors journal‘ by mehruss jon ahi + armen karaoghlanian is an online publication on the 15th of each month, intersecting architectural floor plans with well-known films. the magazine explores the relationship between architecture and motion pictures and has produced seven issues so far, having created blueprints for ‘panic room’ by david fincher; ‘le mépris’ by jean-luc godard; ‘drive’ by nicolas winding refn; ‘raging bull’ by martin scorsese; ‘beauty and the beast’ by gary trousdale and kirk wise; ‘2001: a space odyssey’ by stanley kubrick and ‘the dark knight’ by christopher nolan.

the movies are analyzed and diagrammed in terms of space, focusing on how an area is used throughout a particular scene and how the building design within the clip impacts its narratives and characters. the visuals are supported with in-depth literature, discussing the reasoning and theories behind each evaluation, providing a new perspective on two commonly separate disciplines.

‘the dark night’

‘beauty and the beast’

‘raging bull’


‘le mépris’

‘panic room’

  • i don’t like to be a pain, but it is kinda boring. probably because taking an emotional/physical action and putting it both in bird’s eye view (no immediate connection to the faces and presence of the characters) + doing it so technically – takes out all of the appeal of why i would be attracted to this in the first place. the directors and cast work very hard to connect me to their world, and you just mapped it out.

    feels like taking a clock and taking it apart, no added benefit of time!

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