By Fiona McLachlan
How do architects use colour? Do they undertake a special process or place to begin for each venture? Do they steadily domesticate person colour palettes, which strengthen along their physique of equipped paintings? Do they make the most of, or are they conscious of, the physique of theoretical paintings that underpins using colour long ago, and kinds the foundation of many of the colour structures commercially to be had this day?
Informed by way of the author’s thirty years in architectural perform and academia, this publication investigates, records and analyzes the paintings of a few modern architects that allows you to reply to those questions and supply a transparent reference of latest colour use. The publication indicates a holistic method of the mixing of colour in structure; via a chain of thematic essays, the textual content explores and divulges underlying ideas in colour layout and alertness. Case stories include:
- Caruso St John
- Erich Wiesner and Otto Steidle
- O’Donnell + Tuomey
- Sauerbruch Hutton
- Steven Holl
- UN Studio.
The booklet presents transparent insights into how specific modern architects use colour with a bit of luck and intelligently as an essential component in their layout philosophy, along side their offerings of fabrics and finishes.
Offering a stimulating view of the historical past of colour concept, and pragmatic suggestion to working towards architects, this e-book can be inspiring to either layout execs and students.
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