An architectural experiment is being undertaken deep in a forest in France. A new castle is being built - to precise medieval specifications. The castle, Chateau de Guedelon, is being constructed using only authentic materials, even the nails are made by hand, as they would have been at the time. Notwithstanding this, workers on the project felt that the castle had no 'soul' - to overcome this, they have invented a fictional feudal lord, Seigneur Guilbert.
A case of fiction bringing architecture to life?
More details about this project can be found here at:
BBC News: France's New Medieval Castle