The Architecture of Star Wars

Many of us, long before we even knew about architecture dreamed about a fantastic world in a galaxy far far away. Nowadays, continue to surprise people all around the world, and we can now see the movie with a different eye. Perhaps, the architect’s eye.

At The Architect’s Journal, they selected the best Star Wars buildings. The top ten, after the break.

Cite: Jordana, Sebastian. "The Architecture of Star Wars" 16 Jun 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed 01 Nov 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=25115>
  • viniruski

    Is it a coincidence that I’m working for the Empire currently on the design of the third Death Star?

    • tim

      may the force be with you

  • Turnip

    Jabba’s palace looks somehow similar to the Śnieżka mountain observatory. I don’t know how could I have not noticed it earlier. http://www.sniezka.karpacz.pl/index.php?lang=1&menu1=4&menu2=1 By the way, great architecture in comparison to other buildings from 1970s in Poland.

  • http://www.panamarq.wordpress.com PanamArq

    what about the planet Hoth Shield Generators?

  • http://elarellano.wordpress.com ricardo

    very interesting

  • Sam

    Its nice to see a light heart side of architecture. The star wars universe is a orgy of great concepts and art.
    Loved reading about this cause its made me smile:)

  • darth

    By the way, I tried that mind choking trick once with a client. didn´t work. didn’t get the job either.

  • http://www.soscooter.com Shawn Chong

    As soon as I saw Jabba the Hutt’s palace, it reminded me of the “Hakka Tulou” in Fujian, China. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fujian_Tulou) If you check out the link and the pictures, I’m sure you’ll agree!

    So maybe the makers of Star Wars got their inspiration for these famous homes/communities that continue to house up to 80 families each, have been designated a collective UNESCO World Heritage Site, AND were mistaken for missile silos by the U.S. in the past!

  • Chiaro Scuro

    Fucking nerds…

    • Losferatu

      Great design is not limited to the hallowed halls of architecture, elitist snob. You’re boring.

  • http://fainasdizainas.wordpress.com Lukas

    cool

  • http://www.soscooter.com Shawn Chong

    Hey Chiaro Scuro… you’re supposed to comment on the blog entry, not on yourself!

  • lee

    一般

  • mazanet

    Who was the team who actually did these designs, did they employ actual architects?

  • Temple

    :) )))))))))

  • dan

    to mazanet: yes, of course; real architects, real engineers, real drawing boards, real buildings !!!

  • o+c

    Dan, Mazanet actually asks a fairly intelligent question.

    For many years Lucas was hiring Architects, or designers with architectural educations. This was at its height when the majority of architecture students were graduating with a high level of three dimensional modeling skills, around 1995-2000, but was a tendency in their hiring both before an after this peak as well.

    It is highly likely that some of the team members on designs shown above had some architectural education or experience.

  • JuanLuisBurke

    this is the best post in archdaily so far. bar none.

  • francis

    While in the real world it’s “The Architecture of Style Wars”. Off reality, these architecture does not seem to endorse any kind of fashionable postmodernism. The argument is rather that there are many ways of recognising cultural groups marking the end of hegemony. These teleological dreams will end as the winners.

  • vibenade

    Gosh suddenly i’ve just realized, unconsciously..these are the buildings that inspired me to do architecture since age 5..lol

  • http://entersustainabledesign.blogspot.com/ Konstantinos Tolias

    Intresting, well most of the ideas have obvious relations as acient, to present and futuristic approaches appear to have sustainable strategies incroporated. Is just the needs of every era that transform these strategies. Successful design is the one that cover the needs.

  • http://twitter.com/ldnhal/status/13381238009 Hal Halvorsen

    RT @yenyenteh: RT @archdaily: So today is Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you)! Have you seen "The Architecture in Star Wars"? http://archdai.ly/c6cDgS

  • http://twitter.com/rom_0918/status/13383698762 Roman Rangel Ordoñez

    Para celebrar Star Wars Day, chequen la arquitectura de Star Wars. http://bit.ly/sNOki

  • http://twitter.com/lzut31/status/13385040720 lise poirier

    RT @archdaily: So today is Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you)! Have you seen "The Architecture in Star Wars"? http://archdai.ly/c6cDgS

  • http://twitter.com/liraluis/status/13387986919 Lira Luis

    10 Top Architecture #StarWars of all time: http://bit.ly/c0ebxf

  • http://twitter.com/jamesespinoza/status/13390601784 James Espinoza

    RT @liraluis: 10 Top Architecture #StarWars of all time: http://bit.ly/c0ebxf

  • http://twitter.com/celnk/status/13400695482 celinank

    RT @archdaily So today is Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you)! Have you seen "The Architecture in Star Wars"? http://archdai.ly/c6cDgS

  • http://twitter.com/nelsonurssi/status/13402358477 nelson urssi

    Pensar o mundo por seus fatos míticos em seu viés lúdico… "The Architecture in Star Wars" http://archdai.ly/c6cDgS

  • http://twitter.com/kiyumii/status/13418663383 kelly kiyumi 重野

    RT @nelsonurssi: Pensar o mundo por seus fatos míticos em seu viés lúdico… "The Architecture in Star Wars" http://archdai.ly/c6cDgS

  • http://twitter.com/0511/status/14205193970 Trini

    Star Wars Architecture http://bit.ly/sNOki via @archdaily