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Taipei City Color


Color Research

Color Issue & Action

Taipei City Color

Color Promotion

Color Tools

INDEX

02 Why do We Need to Define Our City Colors? 04 Existing State of Taipei Color 08 Ways of Planning Colors 13 Color Smart 14 Color Tone 15 Let s Embrace Color 22 Big Collection of Taipei Color 24 Taipei Color Issue

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Index

Color Explore


WHY DO WE NEED TO DEFINE OUR CITY COLOR ? Taipei City Color Plan A number of countries featured in designated and dedicated city colors can be found all around the world. The design of city colors has been an essential part of urban planning in Europe ever since 1850s. These cities can be properly identified by a palette of emblematic colors predefined through comprehensive studies. As the cities evolve, their tints and shades change; one of the earliest case in point is Turin in Italy. More than 20 colors were defined as this city’s basic hues during 1800-1850. After a sophisticated progress of urban development and inevitably failing to follow the primary plot for its tones, a new plan to renovate the city’s colorful outlook was then taken place in 1978. Apart from European cities, Japan has also initiated its color scheme and practice on urban scale since 20 years ago. In accordance with the Landscape Act (2004), a study on colors taken account of the visual harmony between any building and its ambient environment must be conducted before the construction to avoid incongruous tones. The kaleidoscope of Nature is a genuine blessing to humankind while a city of artistic touch is a revelation of human being’s creative mind. Breeding the citizens’ aesthetic awareness and sense helps in shaping a charismatic Taipei. Analyze the prospection and explore the possibilities of urban color planning through international case study, the use of Color Smart tools, field trips and status surveys ; and invite industry professionals and designer team and engage the citizens in interactive events to coordinate the idea of theme colors in the reincarnation of the city. City colors contribute to an integrated cultural image developed in the progress of urban civilization as a result of collective consciousness and individual self-awareness, which illustrate the outlook of a city and carry out its history. It should be covered in the urban reconstruction blueprints in an attempt to depict a city with competing characters. The City Yeast was designated by Urban Regeneration Office Taipei City in 2012 to introduce the Taipei City Colors Plan to the citizens in order to encourage public attention and action, and keep promoting the idea though this publication.

Introduction

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EXISTING STATE OF TAIPEI COLOR The variegated landscape of Taipei has been varied as the history moves on and environment evolves since Japanese occupation. Our perception of the city is always affected by the hues chosen by the whole society or individuals either intentionally or unintentionally. The chromatic codes of Taipei city are collected and organized in a scientific manner through Taipei City Color Infographic to facilitate the public understanding of the status quo.

Taipei Street Tree Color Analysis / Taipei is the city full of green street trees. In this city, 30 citizens can own a tree together. Each of street trees stands in Taipei everyday and already becomes one of the important colors of Taipei. Illustrate the seasonal changes of the street trees in Taipei.

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Existing State of Taipei Color


Taipei Landmarks Color / From the historical sites of the Qing Dynasty to the skyscrapers of the twenty-first century, landmarks have accompanied Taipei for many years as part of citizen’ s life and visitor’s attraction. Illustrate the color association with various populations.

Taipei Chain store color/ The chain enterprises are very developed in Taipei. There are many kinds of chain stores, which invovled in food, clothing, living, transportation, education and entertainment. Those industries not only link to daily life , but also create a special city color tone.

Existing State of Taipei Color

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政府機關標誌比較 Government Institutions Marks

台灣 Taiwan

台北都市色彩 都市橋樑 TAIPEI CITY COLOR URBAN BRIDGE 台北聯外橋樑顏色 Taipei Bridge Color

日本 Japan

1 重陽橋

6 華翠橋

600M

2 台北大橋

7 光復橋

820M

11 景美橋 93M

550M

12 萬善橋 100M

258.4M

國際案例:墨爾本 3 忠孝橋 189M

8 華中橋

International Case: Melbourne

13 景美溪橋 181.9M

1284.3M

設計後的墨爾本標誌 Brandmark

4 中興橋

9 永福橋 106M

297M

10 中正橋

5 華江橋 797M

14 環東大道跨越橋

15 福和橋

400.3M

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550 M

887M

台北聯外橋樑分佈 Taipei Bridge Color

台北市 Taipei

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三重 SanChong

板橋 BanQiao 永和 YongHe 中和 ZhongHo

新店 XinDian

Taipei City Color Urban Bridge/ A connection between two places, a passage on safari, a way home, a prelude to meet a city. Bridge color is the first impression of the city. Illustrate the tone jump between Taipei and its outskirts.

台北聯外橋梁色相環 Case Simulation

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Existing State of Taipei Color

A mark is an important recognition of an identity. We survey the construction of Taiwan government institution marks and the color composition, and find an international case from Melbourne to see how they make a complete project to design their city marks.


Taipei taxi / Taxis are the largest mobile color blocks in Taipei. Illustrate and compare different taxi colors from other places.

Taipei street furniture/ We can see lots of furnitures like traffic lights, barriers and other furnitures. All of these have an huge influence on the city color.

Existing State of Taipei Color

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Professional Projec t of City Color Environment Color Improvement Plan

WAY OF PLANNING COLOR This project aims at four principles: passing down the spirit of cultural region, expressing the uniqu e cha ra cte ris tic of a region, presenting a modern image of a city, and planning a future city development. We will reach international standard and follow the future flow of color development. Take the color of city environment for example, it combines the context of cultural color, and we will offer an efficient plan to manage multiple elements of the color of a whole city view. Then, it will be a system of environment color planning which is suitable for the style of the city and its own development in future, and it will be applied easily by the citizens and the officers to realize our vision of a designed city. 8

Ways of planning colors

It is important to get citizens involved the project. Everyone can make a slight change of the environment. The color planning combines the context of cultural color, and we will offer an efficient plan to manage multiple elements of the color of a whole city view. Later on, it will be a system of environment color planning which is suitable for the style of the city and its own development in future, and it is also easily applied by citizens and officers to realize our vision of a designed city.


2-1 Collect the information

1. Make a plan: acc ording to races, time, space, contex ts and methods.

3. Analyze the research. (Environment/ Architecture) According to the research result, analyze the features of the target place, from space, time and culture areas; besides, analyze environmental and architectural color using from cultural context, and discuss the possibility of future color of city.

6. Operate the plan. Apply the plan to making a makeover.

of cultural and environmental resource from a designated place, the methods are to review literature and survey the place. 2-2 Find the right problem / Ask the right question, focus on the des ignated area and list the specific research topics. 2-3 Find the sources of the focused topic/ After determining the focused topic, you start to investigate the place, exa mine colors of street furniture or operate a survey.

4. Confirm the plan. a. Make a recognizable color planning which aims at the whole environment, region and community function. b. Finish the schematic project on the computer.

7. Estimate the project and share exper ience. a. Invite color experts to estimate the color planning and the effect of the projec t. b. Elevate local citizens’ identity of color planning by promoting the projec t and sharing the activity in education.

5. Decide color system Decide color system basing on the schematic project.

8. Keep observing. Keep observing and recording and make this experience and information as a document sharing with others.

Ways of planning colors

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City Color Explore City Yeast develops a whole new project- The Rebirth of Color Cellsto discover the familiar city once we have known with a new vision. We believe that the process of this plan would be activating treasures, which are deep down inside our drawers while we are cleaning them up. Let’s create many splendid wonderful colors in our lives!

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Ways of planning colors

Color of Breathing

You are Color Explorers

1. Choose a spot to observe the breathing of your city and take pictures without any editing. 2. Shoot the pictures at different time but at the same place. 3. You will get your own color chart of view from different shooting time and put them in sequent order. 4. Upload the photos to Taipei City Color Facebook and name the album as “Color of Breathing_Your Name / the number of photos you take”.

1. Print out the color dice and the badge of “ The Captain of Color Explorers. 2. Find your teammates, and each of you chooses at most 2 colors. 3. Let’s move and take pictures when you find the objects which belong to your colors. 4. Within the time limit, the honor of “Captain of Color Explorers” goes to the one who finds out the most. 5. The Captain of Color Explorers will take his/her own picture, upload the photos to Taipei City Color Facebook and name the album as “Color Explorers_ Your Name”.


My City Material Swatch

Color of Light

Color Wheel 360°

1. Prepare the camera and the note recording the time/ the location/ other descriptions before you take pictures. 2. Choose one material as your topic, observes and shoot it; such as, tile. 3. Categorize your photos by different materials, upload the photos to Taipei City Color Facebook and name the album as “ Color Chart of City Materials_ Material / Your Name / the number of photos you take”.

1. Bring the camera out and hit the road! 2. Shoot the full view of the street at night. 3. Use Photoshop to mosaic the photos. 4. Combine the colors and the map to complete “the Map of City Night Color”. 5. Upload the photos to Taipei City Color Facebook and name the album as “Color of Light_ Location / Your Name / the number of photos you take”.

1. Take your camera and choose a spot. Don’t hesitate, yeah, that’s right, stand still! 2. Divide your body into 12 parts and take pictures clock wise from 30 degrees to 360 degrees. 3. Print out your photos and paste them clock wise on a piece of paper. 4. Write down the location in the middle of the color wheel and you finish your Color Wheel 360 degrees. 5.Upload the photos to Taipei City Color Facebook and name the album as “Color Wheel 360°_ Location / Your Name/ the number of photos you take”. Ways of planning colors

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COLOR SMART

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We collected and sorted a series of color tools which are separated into 6 categories: color app, experience color analyze color, for designing, color game, color knowledge. It can strengthen people's color experience, knowledge, and sensibility through these color tools. It also creates a convenient way while using colors and doing color combination.

color toy

color snap

palettes

color schemer

color toy can help you find your ideal color scheme.

Use Color Snap search to find the color name and values, quickly and easily.

Palettes is a powerful productivity tool for creating and maintaining color palettes.

Use fun color tools to create your own palettes , and share them.

coblis

color lovers

xue xue colors

kuler

Simulate the colors perceived by tritanopes.

Share and discuss colors with people globally by analyzing photos and pictures.

Visit the Xue Xue Colors website for color collections, practice, community, events, publications and more.

The Adobe Kuler mobile app enables you to generate color themes that can inspire any design project.

the color of..

color scheme designer

nippon colors

brithday color

This is an overlapped image reproduced as the result of random selection.

Allow users to select colors, match the hues randomly, simulate color blindness, and preview the effect after applying them.

250 Traditional Japanese colors

Each day in a year is represented by distinct colors and characters. What is your birthday color?

Color Tones


COLOR TONE

Define the city colors of Taipei by adopting its cultural discourse. Collect and analyze the natural environment and human constructions regionally. Summarize the urban tones and their boundaries. Observe the harmony or disharmony of color matching.

earth tone

Taipei historical tone

sky tone

rockycoast tone

Color smart

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LET'S EMBRACE COLOR

Guide the citizens through the mindexploring over city colors. Discover the connection between visual aesthetics and living environment enthusiastically. Sound the revolutionary experiment on colors to enrich everyone’s ideal palette!

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Color Events


The Color Field Trip in Da’an District Complete a 4-hour walking in the culturally vibrant Da’an district to explore and gather the tints of both sense and sensibility from a variegated island capital. Route: Yongkang Park-Xinyi Road-Yongkang Street-Lishui Street-Longquan Street-Wenzhou Street-National Taiwan Normal University Objectives: 1. Observe the hues of everyday life and color details 2. Observe the architectural design of wall patterns and floor tiles 3. Observe the color association with different shop designs and business types 4. Compare the color scheme, plants species and layouts of parks

Color Events

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The Color Field Trip in Xinyi District Just like what the American architect Charles Moore once said, for a house, the significance is , " what it's like to wake up in it" ; the best way to perceive a city is to walk through it. Let’s take a walk in Xinyi district and breathe in the color of Taipei.

新光A4露台 19:00~20:30

BELLAVITA

End 18:50 A8

松壽廣 場

5 松壽路

Route: Si-si Nan Cun - Wuxing Street-Songqin Street Songzhi Road - Taipei 101- No Smoking Plaza VieShow Cinemas Skywalk - Songshou Road Bella Vita - Xin Guang Mitsukoshi A4 Terrace

A9

18:40 A1 1

華納威秀 天橋 18:30

Objectives: 1. Observe the hues of everyday life and color details 2. Observe the architectural design of wall patterns and floor tiles 3. Observe the different nuances between day and night 4. Reflect on the impact of globalization and consumer culture on the regional colors 5. Observe the colors of both the new and old shopping areas (compare Zhongxiao high streets and Ximending) 6. Debate over colors

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Color Events

台北101-無煙廣場討論part 1 17:20~18:20

4 松智路

3 松勤街 17:10 新宅

17:00

Start 1 四四南 村 16:00~16:30

信義國 小


Color Factory To break through the pre-occupied idea on colors, use red, yellow, blue, white and black to create kaleidoscopic output in a limited time, and revive disposed objects by devising colorful installments in a 3-D space to extend their unique value of existence. Venue: URS13 Nangang Revived Vanguard Objectives: 1. Introduce cases on the revived urban spaces 2. Introduce the codes of color paints, color mixing and painting 3. Practice on 120-color mixing 4. Revive the objects by painting them to create chromatic installments in and for the space

Color Events

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Where is Taipei Color Organize all sorts of colors and gather all together physically to create an art installment on the green. Everyone can be one of the pixels of this earthwork by wearing white clothes and funny toppers to bounce up and down in the search of Taipei’ s COLOR. Venue: URS27 Huashan Grassland Objectives: 1. Improve our awareness and perception toward ambient colors by physical involvement 2. Break into groups to discuss and share the ideas on colors appeared in everyday life

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Color Events


Color Installation The Wood Trail Coloring Workshop Repaint the unidentifiable warning lines up and down the hill. Define the trail colors in accordance to the school culture and the demand of campus development provided that the pedestrian’s safety is taken into account. Implant different hues among the green and enjoy a whole new color experience on the visit for the scenery. Venue: The Sweet Gum Trail of National Chengchi University Objectives: 1. Make a project led by the designers for teachers and students to collect information and set up agendas 2. Analyze the color scheme of the environment and architecture 3. Confirm the colors plan and computer simulation graphics 4. Determine the chromatic scheme and renovate the trails

The Color Installments Workshop Engage in a workshop for the perception, discussions and practices on colors to experience the process of turning the imagination into reality by scattering tints and shades into the green. Venue: National Chengchi University Campus Objectives: 1. Introduce cases on the revived urban spaces 2. Introduce the codes of color paints, color mixing and painting 3. Practice on 120-color mixing 4. Revive the objects by painting them to create chromatic installments in and for the space

Color Events

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The Color in Environment Workshop Renovate a space by changing its hues. Connect the design concepts of color and space, use multiple colors subtly and enjoy the interaction between human bodies and a colorful space. Venue: The City Yeast Living Room up on the Treasure Hill Objectives: Turn the City Yeast Living Room into a color lab 1. Case study on the international examples of subtle color design 2. Extend the idea about colors from 2D to 3D 3. Exchange the thoughts on the possibility of using colors 4. Develop a palette of revolutionary colors and interactive coloring tools

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Color Events


BIG COLLECTION OF TAIPEI COLOR The Big Collection of Taipei Color is a photography project about urban layouts and colors in Da’an, Xinyi, Wanhua, Datong, Beitou and Zhongzheng Districts. There are 40 photographers and a number of citizens joined this project, and this book contains 1368 pieces of photo that selected from more than three thousand. It is designed to preserve the city colors for the prospection of Taipei.

Taipei Color Book

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Taipei Color Book


TAIPEI COLOR ISSUE

color of 28 cities

You are invited to dig out the undiscovered issues and solutions about the city colors of Taipei.

Brainstorm

Exercise

1. What is color? How differently the easterners and westerners perceive colors and why? 2. In which literary and art works or discourses that color is the main theme? 3. How to establish children’s aesthetic sense? Would it be helpful if their living environment is improved? 4. Does color matching indicate personal taste? Is there an absolutely correct answer for good or bad color matching? 5. How to develop personal awareness to color? 6. How to provide color education and develop teaching aids? 7. What object color(s) in Taipei you feel like to change the most? 8. Is there any call upon urban coloring strategies for Taipei? If so, what are they? 9. Do you agree or disagree that the overwhelming existence of various signage has become one of the features of Taiwan? If you do, please elaborate; if you don’t, please also try to think about how to make it happen positively? 10. How to collect and decipher the traditional Taiwanese colors? And how to utilize these colors in our environment?

1. Draw some lines with seasonal colors of street trees in Taipei by observing your surroundings; refer to the hues of for example Chinese rain trees on Zhongcheng Road or cotton trees on Zhongxiao E. Road. 2. Take down the colors from a variety of materials discovered in Taipei city and come up the matching scheme for them. 3. Try to produce multiple colors by adding black or white in RGB, and calculate how many tints and shades you have created. 4. Devise an action to change the ambient colors, discuss with 10 people and try to make it happen. 5. Use Google tools to search for the color scheme of every featured city and collage the result into a world map.

Taipei Color Issue

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Ways of planning colors


Cover photo by Wonderful Inside Photo by Hsin-Yi, Yueh

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Taipei City Color  

City colors contribute to an integrated cultural image developed in the progress of urban civilization as a result of collective consciousne...

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City colors contribute to an integrated cultural image developed in the progress of urban civilization as a result of collective consciousne...

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