The wild design of The Grand Budapest Hotel takes center stage in this week’s Architecture in Film:
The architecture of the Grand Budapest Hotel often plays with symmetry in order to frame characters and the main action in the scene. It creates a feeling of quirkiness, awkwardness and whimsy. Things are almost too perfect. When characters deliver dry humor, it is nearly twice as comedic.
Ornate details are found in arches and corridors which lend a hand in creating a distinct time period. The spaces are fanciful, showy and at times gaudy. All exactly what director Wes Anderson seemed to be going for.