In defense of “twee”
Prince Charles had his plans for an addition to Kensington Palace dashed recently. The London critics were merciless, decrying the Regency style portico as “twee”, better suited for a garden pavilion. From the rendering it doesn’t appear particularly sweet or sentimental, it IS decorative, but I am hard pressed to find fault with that.
The criticism seems harsh, true it is not a menacing plate- glass pavilion meant to express our current architectural norms, but it is a very pleasant, rather average bit of architecture. It is human and approachable, and I imagine would have been popular with most visitors.
Too bad this Prince Regent doesn’t have the same power as the great Prinny.