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London Bookbinding specialise in designing and creating bespoke books, custom portfolios, presentation boxes and specialty folders. By combining innovative design with detailed craftsmanship we succeed in making unique presentations and portfolios structures for discerning creative agencies, photographers, fine artists, architects, construction companies, designers and global brands across the world. Our work ranges from traditional structures to innovative and cutting edge solutions for pitch and proposals, bids and tenders, presentation of artwork, photographs, invitations and other important documents and objects.

The Adventures of Beau Bookbinding

Beau bookbinding at the Royal Academy..

Jason Mortimer

Sensing Spaces

For a bit of adventure I visited the Royal Academy’s ‘Sensing Spaces’, an exhibition exploring experimental architectural forms designed to shape our sensory perception and how we experience a space. There was a great variety of approaches to this idea which I found very interesting. 

With differing contributions mapping the gallery, each architect explores how we experience space through our perception and how we can participate within our environment. Each structure considers a singular stimulus light, texture, scent, colour and shape and with this stimulus guides us through the form using tacit surfaces, lighting concepts, kinaesthetic pathways and playful constructions. Suspended in a large space these stimuli are enhanced by the impressive scale and naturally navigate visitors through a series of interactions. Through surprise and anticipation, intrigue and participation visitors experience more than an external stimulus, but a new empirical adventure

My favourite space was the dark room with the lights as it was quite an immersive experience. The space had a dynamic order: although organised into lines, the tendrils of light were suspended within by the darkness to create an organic space. This delicate tension was almost hypnotic. 

Other structures included a playful mountain of straws that people could add and take away, causing the shape and size to wax and wane, as well as labyrinthine wooden forms that guide visitors on a maze-like tour. 

So to change your perception of architecture and to exercise your senses visit ‘Sensing Spaces’ at the Royal Academy 25th January – 6th April.

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/4