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10 architecture photographs that could have come from a Wes Anderson film

The dreamy cinematic style of director Wes Anderson informs this week's roundup of popular images from Pinterest. From a colourful tennis court to a flying house, the list features 10 buildings and space that favour pastel hues and symmetry.

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WeWork Weihai, China, by Linehouse

This grand interior of this co-working space in Shanghai features vibrant colours and patterns. Intended to give occupants an experience of "whimsy, voyeurism and festivity", it features neat rows of spherical lighting globes and golden details.

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Johnson Wax Headquarters, USA, by Frank Lloyd Wright

An interior that should need no introduction, this Wisconsin office was completed by Frank Lloyd Wright in the 1930s. The late architect chose earthy red tones to complement the sculptural columns – echoing Anderson's own use of colour and form, in films like The Grand Budapest Hotel.

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Flying Houses by Laurent Chéhère

French photographer Laurent Chéhère attempted to recreate "old Paris" with this series of impossible images that embrace whimsical eccentricity. This one feature a house that is being flown like a kite, with a washing line hanging underneath and an abnormally huge window.

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Courts 02 by Ward Roberts

New York-based photographer Ward Roberts trekked around the world in search of pastel-coloured sports courts, which he showcased in the photo series Courts 02. The soft colours of this one are reminiscent of scenes in Moonrise Kingdom.

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After the Final Curtain by Matt Lambros 

After the Final Curtain is a book by American photographer Matt Lambros that celebrates abandoned cinemas. It is filled with images of lavishly decorated movie theatres that are now in ruin, such as this one in Maine.

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Bar Luce, Italy, by Wes Anderson

An unsurprising addition to the list, this Milan bar was designed by Anderson himself. Intended to reference Milanese cafes from the 1950s and 60s, Bar Luce combines pastel-toned surfaces with Formica furniture. It even includes a pinball machine dedicated to The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou.

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Abandoned by Christian Richter

German photographer Christian Richter captured a selection of dilapidated and decaying buildings for his Abandoned series, but this swimming pool scene is particularly similar to one of Anderson's sets.

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Oddsson Ho(s)tel, Iceland, by Döðlur

This hotel-cum-hostel on Reykjavík's waterfront was designed by Icelandic studio Döðlur. It features a range of spaces that boast contrasting colours – but the 1950s-inspired bathrooms most closely match Anderson's aesthetic, with their candy-floss-pink sinks, turquoise tiles and light blue flooring.

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Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa, USA, by AvroKO

American studio AvroKO specifically designed the pool of this hotel and spa in California to make guests feel like they are in a Wes Anderson film. The designers achieved this by combining elements that are mundane with glamorous and retro additions.

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Wooltex by Alastair Philip Wiper 

This image by photographer Alastair Philip Wiper shows a factory where textile manufacturer Kvadrat produces fabrics. The endless reels of mustard-yellow and cerise-pink threads – colours strongly associated with Anderson – lead the eye to the centre of the shot.

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