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Intersections of Colors

Categories: Art + Graphics
Intersections of Colors

Katharina Trudzinski’s experience in textile construction and her unique sense of color intersections with geometric shapes, patterns and textures show its effects on her large sculptural installations. For materials, German artist uses street found objects, wood, toothpicks and popsicle sticks. Trudzinski’s use color is after a well thought process, she — Continue reading

Color is life

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Color is life

  Matali Crasset, a French designer uses color to capture the hues of the natural surroundings such as the blues of the sky’s, turquoise from the Mediterranean local landscape, and other natural colors such as apricots, redwoods and dunes. According to Crasset, “color should not be scary, because color is — Continue reading

Color is simply here

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
Color is simply here

  Two Spanish architects, Selgas and Cano love to take risks with their modern innovative design, materials and colors. The architects see their vibrant color schemes less radical than the abundant use of grey in todays buildings. They continue “color is simply there; you can not avoid it, because it — Continue reading

Flowering with Bright Colors

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Flowering with Bright Colors

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 — Continue reading

Natural color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Natural color

Brazilian designers, Fernando and Humberto Campana brothers prefer naturals colors that are determined by the colors of the materials they choose to use for their projects. The types of materials include stuffed toys, scraps of leathers, ropes, floating tires and bamboo. The material surfaces such as bamboo provide a natural — Continue reading

Colorful Façade

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Colorful Façade

Serving as a sunscreen, this brise soleil is made of stoneware ceramic tiles set at such angles to each other that the ones facing the sun are coated with brilliant hues.  As explained in a press release, “the sides that are more exposed to sun have been glazed in two — Continue reading

Color louver

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Color louver

The compelling architecture, Baekje, is based on the Buyeo Dynasty shows its elements here at the Lotte Buyeo Resort, Baeksangwon, Korea. Although the construction of the structure is based on modern architectural techniques, the overall design aims to recreate the aesthetic details of Baekje architecture. Use of curve lines and a — Continue reading

Oversized Blocks of Color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Oversized Blocks of Color

  March issue of Vogue Living features beautiful pictures of Marion Hall Best inspired (by Sibella Court) interiors who was the Australia’s most colorful and important interior designer of the 20th century. She converted the international modernism into the interiors. She was known by her sophisticated use of colors in — Continue reading

Chromostructure

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Chromostructure

Carlos Cruz Diez makes “reflective” work which is based on Kinetic Movement of 60′s. He plans, programs and codes every details of his structures and installations but only brings the emotions into the process when it comes to choosing and combining colors. He wants to show that the color has an autonomous — Continue reading

Buildings with Soul

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Buildings with Soul

Acclaimed Italian architect Renzo Piano adds bright colors to some of the building’s exteriors and interiors in the heart of London’s, Central Saint Giles. According to Piano, color has an element of amazement. Bold faces of the primary colors represent a joyful surprise, especially in this forgotten part of London — Continue reading

Geometric Design

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Geometric Design

Geometric design for textile grew out of movements such as Cubism, Futurism, De Stijl and Dada.  The need was to move away from pictorial presentations toward a metaphysical and universal language of form and colors. In 1920s, Sonia Delaunay explored interrelationships between form, color, shape and value. Sonia Delaunay’s “Color — Continue reading

Mix and Match Inspirations

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Mix and Match Inspirations

Bill Cunnigham, a fashion photographer who covers the street style of New York, has a legendary eye for color. I get inspired by his distinctive observations. Considering the concept of mix and match that the product/fashion designers build with mood, motif, color palette, fabric weights and merchandising in mind and them — Continue reading

What does it all mean?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
What does it all mean?

When asked ” what does it all mean?” in terms of form and color of his buildings, The British architect Will Alsop’ s response is simple but yet an intelligent one: ” I have spent a lifetime eradicating these questions from my soul in a reductive process, diminishing philosophy and — Continue reading

She Changes

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She Changes

The sculpture has become the official symbol of the city, Porto, Portugal. ” She Changes” is a hollow form suspended about a three lane highway and moves in the wind. Local people give different interpretations of the work: from the fishing nets, ships and masts of the country’s maritime history — Continue reading

Clockwork Orange

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Clockwork Orange

A graphic image of the eye-popping rehabilitation scene in the movie Clockwork Orange, illustrated by Kathy Kavan. Stanley Kubrick exhibition which goes through July 2011 at La Cinematheque francaise, contains research documents, correspondences, scenarios, photos of film shoots, costumes and accessories of his archives. Also an on line exhibition site — Continue reading

Abstract Stone Mosaic Sidewalks of Rio

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Art + Graphics
Abstract Stone Mosaic Sidewalks of Rio

Organizing and integrating sidewalks, landscapes and native plants of Brazil by the aesthetic rules of painting established an unique dialogue between the two disciplines: organization of abstract painting as a starting point for the lay out of garden design and species. The name behind this success is Roberto Burle Marx. — Continue reading

Orange Cube

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Orange Cube

The city of the future, Lyon is the site of an important urban-renovation. Orange Cube built by Jakob+MacFarlane, is a sculptural volume. Its orange metal mesh color was inspired by the color of minium, red lead, an oxidation product of other lead minerals.    

Bruno Taut = Colorful Architecture

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Bruno Taut = Colorful Architecture

“In a diary entry dated 17 March 1905, Taut indicated that he was “…increasingly preoccupied with the idea which has accompanied me now for two years: unifying my talent at using colour with my architectural abilities. Colourful spatial compositions and colourful architecture – these are areas which might allow me — Continue reading

Embracing color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Embracing color

  The painter-architect Le Corbusier did something artistic with the houses at Pessac. He embraced color and achieved a sense of weightlessness by painting the surfaces in different light colors. At the corners where the colors meet, a sense of structural thickness got also lighter. Le Corbusier’s considered color an — Continue reading

Artistic building elements: light and color

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Modern Decor + Objects
Artistic building elements: light and color

By using glass bricks as containers, Lemonpack adds a three dimensional feel; in addition to the decorative value of bricks, they  also function as separators between spaces. Color, for sure, defines the artistic style of constructions. Andre Malraux library features bright red which is present in the synthetic floors, columns and — Continue reading