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Architecture intimately: Colors examines how colour performs a job in even the main upscale architectural designs. The sequence itself examines the function of information in modern structure in the course of the paintings of many rising and proven practitioners whose initiatives communicate sensitively and energetically on a small scale. colour is simply one other a type of information architects use to place their own

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The entire space becomes a theater of reflected images and refracted light. white 33 Steven Holl Architects, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki, 1998. Many of the white interior forms resemble ice formations, appropriate for a country in the far northern latitudes. Lacking extraneous color, the minor imperfections apparent in the poured-in-place concrete and plaster surfaces make for a variety of architectural experiences. Seen in detail, the forms themselves appear like individual abstract sculptures. 34 white Rockwell Group, Cirque du Soleil, Walt Disney World, Florida, 1999.

This spread: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Natural Sciences Laboratory Building, University of California, San Diego, 2003. Red is a color that advances. That is, it can call particular attention to certain parts of a building’s façade or massing. These tinted precast concrete panels are given a pale terra cotta hue that alludes to the Mediterranean climate of San Diego and acts to make certain parts of the building stand out. Undulating profiles on the panels provide depth and character to the surface while generating different tones.

Red 61 Steven Holl Architects, Makuhari Housing, Chiba, Japan, 1996. As a way to differentiate the public meeting hall of this group of residential buildings, Holl chose metal panels that were oxidized to form a ruddy, complex hue. While they read unquestionably as red, on closer inspection they have elements of green, gray and brown while standing out from the more neutral colors of the rest of the structures.

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