Kazimir Malevich, a 20th century Russian avant-garde artist believed that “without color, the world is impossible.” He had a dream of making architecture more colorful and “flowering with bright colors.” Today, his dream made it possible by a British architect David Adjaye who designed the Moscow School of Management with “colors that have been sucked from the painting and splashed into the space.” (excerpts taken from the magazine Frame, article by Anna Bronovitskaya.)
Colors such as a range of yellows, emerald green, pink and shades of blues are used which are influenced by the artist’s palette.
Adjaye used Malevich’s palette with a tweak of more modern and functional face.
The exterior of the building is inspired by Malevich’s Cubist paintings that are reminiscences of African motifs.
source : Frame issue 81, july/august 2011