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Explore the Mysterious Spaces of Stranger Things in This 3D Model

14:15 - 1 November, 2017

The hit Netflix series Stranger Things returned for Season 2 last week (just in time for Halloween!), and, of course, immediately took the internet by storm.

Just as important as the mysterious circumstances and creepy characters to the plot are the show’s artfully crafted settings, intended by the producer to resemble familiar places from the real world (of the 80s), but with an unsettling twist.

This model from Archilogic recreates one of the central locations from the show, the house where Will Byers lives with his mom and brother. Check it out below to explore the manically-lit living room and other spaces seen in the action of the story.

INTERIORS: Stranger Things

09:30 - 27 October, 2017
Courtesy of Interiors Journal
Courtesy of Interiors Journal

Interiors is an Online Publication about the space between Architecture and Film, published by Mehruss Jon Ahi and Armen Karaoghlanian. Interiors runs an exclusive column for ArchDaily that analyzes and diagrams films in terms of space.

The first season of Stranger Things, which debuted on Netflix in July 2016, pulls its influences from the likes of Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, and Stephen King, and stands on its own merits as a result of the inventiveness of its creators, filmmaking duo Matt and Ross Duffer.

Interiors spoke with Production Designer Chris Trujillo on the visuals of the series and several of the core spaces used throughout the first season, including Hawkins Laboratory, Will Byers’ house and, of course, the mysterious world of the Upside Down, which takes bits and pieces of the real world and twists them into a space entirely its own, one that exists both as part of, and outside of, the real world.

Stranger Things Rendered in Amazing Plans

08:00 - 3 October, 2016


Maybe it’s the eighties nostalgia. Maybe it’s the cast of lovable characters (a few reminiscent of The Goonies). Or maybe it’s just a break from reality via a fantastical monster. Whatever your reason for watching (binging) it, the hit Netflix series Stranger Things has left fans yearning for Season 2. 

Till then, we have the next best thing: drawings of two major S.T. settings from architect Boryana Ilieva, who creates studies of space and light in cinematic architecture. Warning: the following contains spoilers regarding the first season.

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