Did Squid Game steal its look from a Spanish housing estate?

Squid Game architecture
(Image credit: Sebastian Weiss / Netflix)

If you think the images above look similar, you're not the only one. The South Korean dystopian drama Squid Game has taken Netflix by storm, and some keen viewers have noticed an uncanny similarity between its mind-bending staircases (on the right in the image above) and the sharp architecture and vibrant colours of an incredible postmodern housing estate in Spain (left).

If you've been off-grid and need to catch up, Squid Game follows indebted contestants as they take part in a contest that involves playing children's games for a chance to win billions (with fatal consequences if they fail). The sets are just as captivating as the plot, with a mesmerising aesthetic that's packed with Easter eggs (Make sure you have one of the best TVs if you've yet to watch it).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.