‘Space’ is like an architect’s canvas. Architects contain space with walls, roofs and other structures. They can make tall, skinny spaces and small, dark spaces. Spaces that make you feel excited and happy, and spaces that make you feel dark and sad. When architects are designing spaces, they think about what the function of the space will be, who will be using it and what it should ‘feel’ like.

Scottish Parliament

RMJM Scotland and Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh, UK, 2004

Tate Modern

Sir Giles Gilbert Scott / Herzog & de Meuron, Tate Modern, London, UK, 1947 / 2000

Jewish Museum

Daniel Libeskind, Jewish Museum, Berlin, Germany, 2001

30 St Mary Axe

Foster and Partners, 30 St Mary Axe, London, UK, 2004

Think about a space that you have seen that made you think ‘wow!’ What made it feel so special?

Think of a space inside a building that made you feel uncomfortable. Why did it feel this way?