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Explore Don Draper's Apartment With This Interactive 3D Model

Walk through the apartment is if you were Don himself, but more sober

It has been almost a year since Mad Men concluded, but for those us (all of us) who still aren't ready to let go of Don Draper and his phenomenal Upper East Side penthouse, Archilogic's Pascal Babey created this incredibly detailed interactive 3D model that allows you to walk through the apartment as if you were Don himself (but considerably more sober, presumably). Stand where Megan stood when she sang Zou Bisou Bisou! Sit where Don sat one of the many times he got drunk alone! Walk into the kids' bedroom and leave immediately because the kids' bedroom is never not depressing!

Babey also provides some analysis of the Claudette Didul-designed set:

Perhaps the most retro design decision, one that would never be made today, is screening off the kitchen from the living and dining spaces. Thanks to the popularity of the island, today’s kitchens are about public performance. This kitchen, which neither Don nor Megan spend much time in, was designed for efficiency. The most social thing about it is the bar which Draper, in his spiral into alcoholism, utilizes often.

In the back rooms, increasingly small and private, Draper is surrounded by closed doors. The division is what modernist architects call a "bi­nuclear" plan—one section of the house for social and daytime activities, the other for privacy and rest. For the writers and directors of Mad Men episodes, they’re all equally good arenas for emotional confrontation.

One thing is for sure: Don's lackluster broker would have had a much easier time selling this place if she'd had access to this model (and also the internet—although she would probably want to steer clients away from the stuff about the apartment being a good arena for emotional confrontation). Babey concludes:

Fittingly, considering his (hidden) past, Draper tries to store his past, his life before 1966, in the back of the apartment, where direct sunlight never falls. Unfortunately for the children from his broken first marriage, that includes them. His bedroom, behind more closed doors than any other room, is a small, completely windowless space, the heart of the apartment, yet also a kind of cell, just big enough to lie down in. As Bert Cooper said in Season One: "a man is whatever room he is in, and right now Donald Draper is in this room."

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