... The house in Beetlejuice is a mesh through which the living and the dead bump into each other. Nearly the entire film is staged within its walls, yet the floor plan is obscured. It is a 19th century Victorian farmhouse in Connecticut, a Potemkin facade in Vermont, a series of unconnected sets on a soundstage in Los Angeles. "There is no flow," the corporate PoMo decorator says dismissively as he wanders through ...
Published in LOBBY (Bartlett School of Architecture), 2015