An exhibition at London’s Royal Academy explores the way architecture makes us emotional as well as how it looks. A foreshortened Spanish-American timber castle, its spiral stairs winding up to stretches of gilded cornicing beneath a 19th Century iron and glass roof.
A Chinese maze formed by hazel twig walls, leading to dead ends and a mysterious enclosed room along paths made of white light masquerading as snow. A darkened and perfumed Japanese room strewn with a net-like structure fabricated from filigree bamboo.
What seems to be a Moorish-African arch from some exotic rainforest grotto prickled, oddly, with children’s drinking straws…
Source & Connect: BBC