While most of us are aware of claustrophobia and the fear of heights, there are many more deep-seeded psychological effects locked within architecture that are often overlooked. Yes, phenomenology acknowledges the touchy-feely sensitivities of space, but did you realize that some people face much more serious consequences from their interactions with architecture?
Below we have illustrated a number of architectural phobias, from a form of claustrophobia that focuses particularly on the narrow, to anxiety over certain materials or even colors. Face your fears and scroll below.
[Bonus: Moses Bridge, by RO & AD architecten, Netherlands, via]
Eosophobia: Fear of dawn or daylight
Hyelophobia/Hyalophobia/Nelophobia: Fear of glass
Santa Fe Glass House, by Ohlhausen DuBois Architects, Santa Fe, US