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Got Cabin Fever? Virtual Tourism Helps With Architectural Walk-Throughs – Redshift

In the age of COVID-19, virtual tourism is one way to escape the confines of your home while rocking the comfort of your pajamas. Chill out and check out these 6 virtual architecture tours.

by Missy Roback

Climbing the walls of your home office? Same. Feel the need for a change of scenery? Yes, please. COVID-19’s social distancing and stay-at-home orders can make even the hardiest of folks feel a little … tweaked.

Take a break, sit back, and relax with the below virtual architecture tour, where the admission is free, the lines are nonexistent, and bathing is completely optional.

1. The Remains of the (Ancient Greek) Day

The cultural contributions of ancient Greece read like a veritable top 10 of the arts and sciences: The Greeks were giants of math and science, literature and theater, philosophy and pedagogy. Oh, and they invented democracy, too. Symbolizing all that goodness is the Acropolis, the sprawling complex of temples and gates that stands high above Athens. The star of the Acropolis is the Parthenon, its Doric-style columns familiar to anyone who’s ever cracked a schoolbook, but the site’s other buildings are stunning examples of classical architecture, as well. Fun fact: Although white marble is synonymous with ancient Greece, the Parthenon was once brilliant in shades of red, green, and blue. Take the tour.

The Acropolis
The Acropolis

5. Architects Explore the Sensory Essence of Space

Art exhibits are typically “do-not-touch” affairs, but visitors to Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined were encouraged to do just the opposite. The exhibit, held at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, featured immersive installations by seven international architects that engaged the senses of smell and touch. Visitors were invited to weave plastic colored straws into a tunnel made of honeycomb panels, walk through a hall of intricate bamboo structures infused with Japanese cedar and tatami, and view the gallery’s ornamental ceiling via a set of spiral staircases. The 10-week exhibit closed in 2014 but lives on in a virtual tour. The only thing missing? A scratch-and-sniff card. Fun fact: Cult film director John Waters created scratch-and-sniff Odorama cards to accompany the release of his 1981 film Polyester. Take the tour.

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