Sometimes we are impressed by an actor’s performance, a sentence or an unexpected ending of a film, other times we only remember the places where the story is set, the houses and rooms we enter for a couple of hours. The passion of Boryana Ilieva, Bulgarian artist and architect, is precisely the interiors and buildings in the films, so much so that a few years ago, almost by chance, she created the Floor Plan Croissant project.
Boryana Ilieva watches and concerns the films, carefully studying the spaces, the layout of the rooms, the furniture, to then recreate it in real plans. In the first step she works on graph paper, trying to recreate the proportions and distances in a perfect way. Only once satisfied with the initial sketch, she abandons the pencil to move on to the colours, whether pencils or watercolours, trying to reproduce the textures of the various materials, from the wood of the parquet to the fabrics of the sofas.
The idea of starting to analyse film architecture in this way came to her after attending a lecture by Finnish architect Juhani Pallasmaa who explored the film spaces of Hitchcock, Tarkovsky, Antonioni and Kubrick. Since then, Boryana Ilieva has never stopped drawing and Floor Plan Croissant counts more fans and admirers every day.