Architectural Digest Releases New Photos of “Deathly Hallows” Sets


Jun 22, 2011

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Architectural Digest magazine has published a slideshow featuring images of the sets and concept art used for “Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”

Production designer Stuart Craig gives some background on each set, which includes Shell Cottage, the newly introduced boathouse at Hogwarts, and Bellatrix Lestrange’s underground vault at Gringotts.

“I try to find a logic for whatever the set is and somehow I felt it was wrong for [Shell Cottage] to be too whimsical, too fanciful’ says production designer Stuart Craig. “So this cottage has a logic. If you really wanted to build a house on the beach, what would you do? Well, you would use local materials. And the local materials would be either rocks or seashells. The walls are huge oyster shells and the roof is made of big scallop shells. You can see how scallop shells can lend themselves to overlapping and shedding water. I was kind of pleased with t[he logic underlying the structure that we had found there.”

“Deathly Hallows: Part 2″ arrives in theaters on July 15, 2011!

28 Responses to Architectural Digest Releases New Photos of “Deathly Hallows” Sets

Avatar Imageweasleywannabe1997 says: I am surprised not to see comments! These are awesome photos and drawings -- the picture of the trio on the dragon inside Gringotts is a big WOW! I cannot believe how amazing this movie is going to be!!!Avatar Imagealexweasley12 says: OMG THIS IS AMAZING ! i cannot wait to seee it! must finish the book first...XDAvatar Image29puppy104 says: Wow. The boathouse should be interesting.. I still wish it took place in the Shrieking Shack, but it should be nice. :) Overral, its amazing. :)Avatar Imagesboyer06 says: wow i love it!!! freaking saweet!Avatar ImageaWizardsWayofLife says: That's amazing. It will be sad to never visit those beautiful parts of HP anymore, even if they were only in the movies.Avatar Imagekbicprez says: WOW is right! The sets are awesome. Craig's work for HP has been absolutely BRILLIANT. He deserves all kinds of awards!Avatar ImageGiant Squid says: It all looks beautiful!Avatar ImageMistic Willow says: WOW totally AWESOME!!!! I really love the looks of Shell Cottage!!!! The slide pictures are AWESOME also!!! Can't wait much longer!!!!! for part II of Deathly Hallows!!!!!Avatar ImageWON_TWO says: Very nice pix!Avatar Imageazaadpotter says: Cool conceptsAvatar ImageDisneyDarling says: love the photos but they are showing so much! iwant to see the movie not some picturesAvatar Imageginny_weasley1998 says: Holy sets! Did u guys see the room of requirement?!Avatar ImageGraymayne says: I think Shell Cottage is so cutsie I want to puke!Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Very interesting article. I love to see how much thought and study has gone into all this.Avatar ImageRubeusHagrid says: This is so brilliant!!!! I've always loved how real and how amazing the sets of looked. Stuart Craig knows his stuff. The architecture is simply phenomenal. I've always thought Gringotts, the look of Hogmeade, the look of Diagon Alley, Dumbledore's office and now Shell Cottage have not only done accuratley to the book but utterly phenomenal. Seeing these photos and getting to closely look at the amazing architecture was so special to me. These movies are the best ever. Thats all.Avatar ImageGryffindor1221 says: looks coolAvatar ImageLunaLuver says: These sets look amazing! Shell Cottage is just too perfect for words, just how I pictured it in my head. Plus I love this magazine, also look at the new edition. Avatar ImageHogwartsHP says: Beautiful !§!Avatar Imageanne1 says: I do hope that one day they will release a big and detailed book covering all the artwork and set designs for the film series. Maybe if we get a museum at Leavesden they'll show all this and publish a book for the shop, along with a set of dvds on the making of the films. The Film Wizardry book was good, but only gives a glimpse of the total. Avatar Imageslytherinluver1 says: yay! shell cottage, luv that place.......... just wait til the movie comes out. I cant picture (spoiler) bellatrix walking down the hill to meet harry and ron (its awesome how some people know wat im talking about (: )Avatar ImageMariaKeis says: I think Shell Cottae looks wrong .. xD I imagined it different . Avatar Imagebeewell says: Those images are awesome! There is no other word for them. Stuart Craig really knows and feels (most important) the Harry Potter world. How else could he have ever created those sets to match the books so perfectly. His talent is great and his creativity is just like Jo's. Thanks Stuart and most of all Jo for creating and visualizing the most wonderful world ever!Avatar Imagegirlatty1 says: The boathouse! Wow! Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: The Shell Cottage looks real! I love it! But, I don't want to see any other photos! I want it to be a complete surprise when I watch the movie! =]Avatar Imagehp2041 says: Did no one notice that it said the secret passage connected Hogwarts to Honeydukes... I thought it was connected to the Hog's Head!! What about Aberforth?Avatar ImageFawkes1706 says: These are fantastic, I can't wait to see how it turns out on screen! And the Boat shed where Snape and Voldemort confront each other, OMG! Snape is the best. Avatar ImageYodatheHobbit says: You are wrong, Graymayne.Avatar ImageDarkJoker says: Those were really good photos, I'm really pumped to see the dragon inside of gringotts.

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