Read e-book online Architectural Colour in the Professional Palette PDF

By Fiona McLachlan

ISBN-10: 0415597099

ISBN-13: 9780415597098

How do architects use colour? Do they undertake a distinct method or place to begin for each venture? Do they progressively 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 some time past, and varieties the root of lots of the colour platforms commercially to be had this present day?


Informed by means of the author’s thirty years in architectural perform and academia, this e-book investigates, files and analyzes the paintings of a few modern architects so one can reply to those questions and supply a transparent reference of latest colour use. The booklet indicates a holistic method of the combination 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:





  • AHMM

  • Caruso St John

  • Erich Wiesner and Otto Steidle

  • Gigon/Guyer

  • O’Donnell + Tuomey

  • Sauerbruch Hutton

  • Steven Holl

  • UN Studio.



The ebook presents transparent insights into how specific modern architects use colour expectantly and intelligently as an essential component in their layout philosophy, at the side of their offerings of fabrics and finishes.


Offering a stimulating view of the background of colour concept, and pragmatic recommendation to practising architects, this e-book could be inspiring to either layout pros and students.

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