When you are talking with people about the studies of architecture they normally think of building flats, houses, remodeling interiors, building stadiums or whatever that is related. What they don’t realize is sthat architecture goes far beyond that. In fact, there is an important part of the cinema and theatre that includes architecture (also some videogames include it as well).
Where do they include the architecture? You may ask. Well, every scenario, it doesn’t matter if it is simple, digital, phisical, or whatever kind, requires of a previous design with its correspondent calculous, legal bases, technologies, etc. Everything requires a profesional of this field in order to make things really work.
If you are thinking about why do they need profesionals in stead of just glueing some pieces of carbord, I’m now going to present some of this elaborated works that require some major claculous:
- Hogwart’s model in scale
This set up was made by 86 artists, icluding some architects in there. In total, it mesures 15 meters long, from one extrem to an other. It was mainly used to make some camera close-ups with detail in scenes such as the following:
2. Hamilton Musical stage
In this case we are talking about life performance where it’s needed a previous set-up in order to make the performance work. Every detail is calculates so no actor falls down or injures itself. This stage in particular is formed by a balcony in a U shape, and two staircase, and then the floor rotates to give more dimension to the musical.
Just because the fact that there are architectural figures in the stage, there is a need of an architect to model that and also, to make the legal basis. There’s another thing to have in mind, the architect, David Korins, in this case thought about this stage to be semi permanent: there will be one day where the musical will no longer be played in that theater, se they will have to move that.
Here I leave some pictures of the stage and the musical which is on Brodway.
3. F.R.I.E.N.D.S’s set
In the previous examnples, I have presented some exterior sets, and by that I mean facades, bridges, stairs, balconies, etc. But there’s some cases (most of them) where there’s a need to design an interior space such as a house, flat, office, bathroom, classroom, etc. TV shows are a great example of this need for an architect or an interior designer in order to put things in place.
But now, we’re going to analyze the set of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.