By Oscar Ojeda Riera;James McCown

Architecture intimately: Colors examines how colour performs a job in even the main upscale architectural designs. The sequence itself examines the position of info in modern structure in the course of the paintings of many rising and tested 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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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. It is hardly a coincidence that traditional desert tents were white – the lightness of the structures helped fend off the merciless sun. In the same way, this innovative tensile structure is at once adaptable to the hot Central Florida sun as well as evocative of the traditional and iconic circus tent.

François de Menil, Architect, Bank Street Residence, Houston, 2000. In a sun-washed stairwell, a mingling of different shades of white and off-white walls form a constantly changing geometric composition. But it is not without visual interest. Note the flat surface of the walls compared to the tubular-shaped handrails with their slight gloss—a subtle interplay between metal and plaster. wall section at stairs 30 white Zoran with the collaboration of Peter Moore and Peter Pennoyer, Zoran Loft, New York, 1994.

In this store, black railings and window frames seem to take this elegant design parti and bring it into three dimensions, organizing the space and making it more seductive. Like the proverbial “little black dress” that Chanel helped make a fashion staple, here black architectural elements are reserved and timeless. 42 black finish ceiling +9’–6” This and previous spread: Peter Marino + Assoc Architects, Chanel Store, New York, 2003. Tiny perforations in a random pattern along the store’s walls are back-lit, lending a scale and complexity to otherwise unadorned gloss surfaces.

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