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By Fiona McLachlan

How do architects use colour? Do they undertake a distinct process or place to begin for each venture? Do they steadily domesticate person colour palettes, which strengthen along their physique of outfitted 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 types the root of lots of the colour structures commercially to be had at the present time?


Informed through the author’s thirty years in architectural perform and academia, this booklet investigates, files and analyzes the paintings of a couple of modern architects on the way to reply to those questions and supply a transparent reference of latest colour use. The booklet indicates a holistic method of the mixing of colour in structure; via a sequence of thematic essays, the textual content explores and divulges underlying ideas 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 booklet offers transparent insights into how specific modern architects use colour with a bit of luck and intelligently as an essential component in their layout philosophy, together with their offerings of fabrics and finishes.


Offering a stimulating view of the heritage of colour concept, and pragmatic recommendation to practising architects, this booklet might be inspiring to either layout execs and students.

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