By Fiona McLachlan
How do architects use colour? Do they undertake a distinct approach or start line for each undertaking? Do they progressively domesticate person colour palettes, which increase 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 some time past, and varieties the foundation of many of the colour platforms commercially to be had this present day?
Informed through the author’s thirty years in architectural perform and academia, this ebook investigates, records and analyzes the paintings of a couple of modern architects as a way to reply to those questions and supply a transparent reference of up to date 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 rules 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 publication offers transparent insights into how specific modern architects use colour expectantly and intelligently as a vital part in their layout philosophy, together with their offerings of fabrics and finishes.
Offering a stimulating view of the historical past of colour concept, and pragmatic suggestion to practising architects, this e-book should be inspiring to either layout pros and students.
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