Architectural Colour in the Professional Palette by Fiona McLachlan

By Fiona McLachlan

How do architects use colour? Do they undertake a unique method or place to begin for each undertaking? Do they progressively domesticate person colour palettes, which increase 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 long ago, and kinds the foundation of many of the colour structures commercially to be had at the present time?


Informed by way of the author’s thirty years in architectural perform and academia, this publication investigates, records and analyzes the paintings of a few modern architects in an effort to reply to those questions and supply a transparent reference of up to date colour use. The ebook indicates a holistic method of the mixing of colour in structure; via a chain of thematic essays, the textual content explores and divulges underlying ideas in colour layout and alertness. Case reports include:





  • AHMM

  • Caruso St John

  • Erich Wiesner and Otto Steidle

  • Gigon/Guyer

  • O’Donnell + Tuomey

  • Sauerbruch Hutton

  • Steven Holl

  • UN Studio.



The e-book presents transparent insights into how specific modern architects use colour hopefully and intelligently as a vital part in their layout philosophy, together with their offerings of fabrics and finishes.


Offering a stimulating view of the historical past of colour thought, and pragmatic suggestion to practising architects, this publication should be inspiring to either layout execs and students.

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