For real estate junkies, there’s nothing so lovely as a floorplan. But only the truly obsessed watch a movie and think, “I wonder what that floorplan looks like.” Is Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde such an obsessive? Or simply an artist? Or perhaps both? Aliste Lizarralde creates floorplans of home and apartments from famous movies and TV shows: Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Frasier, UP, Golden Girls, Three’s Company (of course), Sex in the City, and more.
The one above is Holly Golightly’s apartment from the movie Breakfast At Tiffany’s. He adds some lovely touches, like drawing the floorplan for I Love Lucy in black and white, and making The Simpsons floorplan especially bulbous.
In the case of Holly Golightly’s place, the apartment was almost empty, so Aliste Lizarralde focused less on the architecture and more on the iconic objects that inhabit the space: from the half-bathtub sofa and turntable-suitcase to the guitar near the window to the fire escape.
Along with each drawing, he uses text to explain his process, outlining any problems he’s had. For the floorplan of Dexter’s apartment in the Showtime series of the same name, he writes, in part (!):
The biggest problem with this design has been the bathroom. The whole set of Dexter (both inside and outside) was built entirely on a soundstage from the first episode. However the bathroom never appeared except in the eposide in wich Dexter climbs to the window of the bathroom to enter in his house. But in this sequence only this window and a part of the bathtub was shown. … If you see the exterior of the real apartment (in 1155-103rd Street – Bay Harbor Islands – Miami) you can count 4 glass “segments” to the right of the entry door. But if you see the series or a picture of the exterior set built in the soundstage you can count 5 segments.
Yes. He’s a serious fellow. And his Tumblr site is addictive.
• Iñaki Aliste Lizarralde