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Architectural colour in the professional palette

Author: Fiona McLachlan
Publisher: Abingdon, Oxon [England] ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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How do architects use colour? Do they adopt a different strategy or starting point for every project? Do they gradually cultivate individual colour palettes, which develop alongside their body of built work? Do they utilise, or are they aware of, the body of theoretical work that underpins the use of colour in the past, and forms the basis of most of the colour systems commercially available today? Informed by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McLachlan, Fiona, 1958-
Architectural colour in the professional palette.
Abingdon, Oxon [England] ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011040095
(OCoLC)755080588
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Fiona McLachlan
ISBN: 9781136327599 1136327592
OCLC Number: 796804020
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction. Investigations in the professional palette --
Colour, form, and material surface --
The unattainable myth of novelty : Caruso St John --
The intuitive palette : O'Donnell + Tuomey --
Who's afraid of red, yellow, and blue? : Erich Wiesner and Otto Steidle --
Place, space, colour, and light : Steven Holl --
Edges and surfaces : Gigon/Guyer --
Memories, associations, and the brightness of yellow : AHMM --
Synergies and discords : Sauerbruch Hutton --
Transformational, instrumental colour : UN Studio --
Navigation, communication, and language --
Playing space : laws, rules, and prescription.
Responsibility: Fiona McLachlan.

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How do architects use colour? Do they adopt a different strategy or starting point for every project? Do they gradually cultivate individual colour palettes, which develop alongside their body of built work? Do they utilise, or are they aware of, the body of theoretical work that underpins the use of colour in the past, and forms the basis of most of the colour systems commercially available today? Informed by the author's thirty years in architectural practice and academia, this book investigates, documents and analyses the work of a number of contemporary architects in order to res.

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