Color in architecture façade
Liaoning | 2011 | ISBN: 7538160337 | English/Chinese | 270 pages | PDF | 96.3 MB
Façade generally refers to outside appearance of a building in terms of architecture and often impresses the viewers a lot at the first sight. Nowadays, as art is more and more integrated with architectural design, the façade of a building is no longer of the previous unified pattern. Recently a visible renaissance is taking place where intelligent, provocative and series color is being used to serve form and function and take a leading role in architectural environments. All projects featured in this book were completed between 2004 to 2008 clearly illustrating this resurgence over a very short period of time. We have, for now, put aside our chromophobia, replacing the archromic facades of the last several decades with polychromatic celebration of a new technology. What is most intriguing about this collection of projects is the diversity of materials and application. Colour has become wholly integrated into the construction process with a vast array of techniques. Rather than a secondary afterthought, chromaticity is considered through materials, surface, light and finish at an early stage in the design process. Regardless of whether one or many colors are used on a building’s façade, color becomes the most significant and noticeable thing about the building.
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