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C O L T H EOR Y R YANELLE SUAREZ SUMMER 2015 PROF. DARCI PAPPANO


T OF C O N T E N T S A B L E SUAREZ


MODULES

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

‘WHO ARE YOU?’ COLOR & RESEARCH COLOR & THEORY CH. 1 QUIZ COLOR & DESIGNERS ARCHITECTURE ANALYSIS COLOR & PSYCHOLOGY & PERCEPTION FILM ANALYSIS COLOR & BALANCE CH. 3 QUIZ COLOR & RHYTHM CH. 4 QUIZ COLOR & EMPHASIS RETAIL ANALYSIS COLOR & PROPORTION & SCALE CH. 6 & 7 QUIZ COLOR & VARIETY HOSPITALITY ANALYSIS COLOR & CULTURE CULTURE ANALYSIS FLIP BOOK

COLOR THEORY


M.1_’WHO ARE YOU?’ WORDPRESS

This Module had me revisit a Blog Website I created a little over a year ago. I have created a folder with my Undergraduate Architectural Portfolio, and pages of blogs and posts about my Undergraduate experience and hobbies I enjoy. M.1_Blog Post: “I have not touched Wordpress in nearly a year. After going to my Site Page I forgot how long it took me to orient myself the first time around. I’m excited to be adding update information and reorganizing my blogs and pages. Bring on the tutorial and “How to...” Google searches. “

“More than half of the time I have no idea what I’m doing or where I’m going. You could say that I bring a new definition to the term “winging it.” My life is an organized mess to say the least. I believe falling flat on your face and failing is the only way you can ever learn anything in life. This is my so called adventure; always making moves even if they aren’t always thought out or perfectly executed. Typically I have no idea what I want. How do I make any decisions then? It’s knowing what I don’t want, that drives my decisions “ SUAREZ


M.2_COLOR & RESEARCH

‘TEXTURE AFFECTS COLOR EMOTION‘ “At some point we as people, have come to make daily associations. In other words, if a texture looks like that of a rock, we will associate with ‘hard.’ If texture resembles a flame, we associate it with warmth. We have come to associate blues and greens with male, and purples and pink with females. Reds and yellow represent heat while blues and greens represent coolness. So you see, when you combine an associated texture with a represented color, people will automatically sort that with what they have seen and experienced. We’ve familiarized ourselves with physical textures and associate those with their equal visuals.”

M.3_COLOR & THEORY CHAPTER ONE QUIZ

Color Theory is the study of principle to understand color, and whether we have recognized it or not, color is something that requires an understanding. The way we decorate our homes, the way we dress, why certain colors appeal to us and why we put them together, there is a method to the madness. Chapter One puts into perspective how and we use color way we do. It is not simply a subconscious decision we make, there is a science behind it all. COLOR THEORY


M.4_COLOR & DESIGNERS Architecture Analysis

ASSIGNMENT

Module 4 involved the selection of a designer and research of the specified project. We were to focus on how the designer used color in a “distinctive, deliberate and evocative way.”

UNDERSTAND

How designer use color in Architecture. The relationship between design concept and the use of color.

EXPERIENCE

Researching and reading about the Architectural norms that were broken to achieve the design goal in at the Centre Pompidou was quite interesting. The Architect’s approach to space, building systems, rawness of design, and color within space and design was what was most appealing about this project.

PUBLIC & PEDESTRIAN SPACE STRUCTURE & ENVELOPE ENVIRONMENT MATERIALITY SUAREZ


CENTRE POMPIDOU

RENZO PIANO & RICHARD ROGERS PARIS, FRANCE

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RICHARD ROGERS

Deptford RISE Project_London

European Court of Human Rights_Strasbourg

Interior

Millenium Dome_Greenwich

Interior

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Architecture-system is fundamental to Rogers’ work. This, in turn, results in his expression of “hightech style” works and projects. The overall goal of these constructive systems is to use new technologies and modern materials that will enable flexibility, efficiency, low production costs, and construction site savings through prefabrication and application of mass production.


RENZO PIANO

Astrup Fearnley Museum_Oslo

An Italian Architect and Engineer, Renzo Piano is a Pritzker Prize winner and has been selected as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. His work has been called high-tech and bold postmodernism, although his design style falls into no one single signature style. During his partnership with Richard Rogers, it was said that their design for the Centre Pompidou turned the Architectural world upside down.

Interior

Auditorium_L’Aquila, Italy

Interior

Central Saint Giles_London

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PROJECT OVERVIEW

The aim of this project was to turn a rundown vacant car park into an informative Centre with public space for the people. Designed in the 1970s, Centre Pompidou welcomes roughly 25 exhibition which highlight the main actors and movements of 20th century history. A center built of multiple disciplines, the program is comprised of cinema, theatre, dance, concerts, conferences, seminars, youth area, public library, shops, and restaurants. French President Georges launched the project for Centre Pompidou which attracted 681 project proposal entries. Many architectural conventions were broken in order to free the interior space. Egress, mechanical, and plumbing elements were moved to the exterior, left exposed, and then color coded using PRIMARY COLORS. SUAREZ


PROJECT PROPOSAL PLANS & SKETCHES

Section

Design Sketch_Elevation

Perspective View

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PUBLIC SPACE

WHY THE PROPOSAL WON

The proposal for the building consisted of large tangential overlaying floor plates which would enable a mixtures of various types of activity. What captured the jury more than all else was the large amount of public space, both exterior and interior, that the building design proposed. Not only was there public space provided on the horizontal plane, but the vertical conditions also provided a continuous public space with the huge escalator suspended form the faรงade. RED is used in all areas of circulation including elevators and escalators. SUAREZ


STRUCTURE & ENVELOPE LEGIBILITY & RAWNESS

Too often designers feel that the structure, skeleton, and mechanics or a building should be hidden. They are deemed “ugly” and not considered to be aesthetically pleasing. Rogers evokes the idea of the visibility of structure and activities at the Pompidou. He strips the building elements and leaves them “naked.” Critics say his buildings are legible and transparent as he plays with the relations between interior and exterior. BLUE is used to color code the air elements. BLUE also represents the legibility and freshness of the interior spaces. COLOR + DESIGN _ ARCHITECTURE


ENVIRONMENT

SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGN

Rogers’ agency places ecology at the heart of its work giving it the utmost importance. Rogers gives priority to renewable energy in the production and operation of creation while ensuring that, even after projection completion, the architecture will run and function in the most environmentally respectful manner. GREEN is symbolic of the ecological awareness and on the building system spectrum, marks all building elements having to do with water. SUAREZ


MATERIALITY

PREFABRICATION & RECYCLED MATERIALS

Constructed of prefabricated industrial components, the building floor plates are continuous spaces, uninterrupted by structural columns or services. The Centre Pompidou utilizes its exterior envelope, a steal and glass curtain wall, to feature the people walking in the corridors and movement of crowded escalators as its form of animation. YELLOW is representative of materiality and in the color coding used at the Centre Pompidou, denotes electrical components. COLOR + DESIGN _ ARCHITECTURE


CITY SCALE & THE PEDESTRIAN URBAN

Rogers’ places a great deal of importance on detail and fragments of architecture and simultaneously combines that with a way of thinking that is on the city scale. He believes in combing the micro and macro populations and programs. This is accomplished by blending residential units with workplaces, accommodating rich and poor, young and old. Not only does Rogers intended to merge opposite ends of the spectrum, but he more importantly is attentive to the circulation of pedestrians, cyclist, and public transit. It’s as though he is providing all that the “typical city” demands while shrinking down the ideology and immensity of it all to a more suburban level. SUAREZ


REFERENCES

http://mediation.centrepompidou.fr/education/ressources/ENS-Rogers-EN/ENS-Rogers-EN.html http://architectuul.com/architecture/centre-pompidou-1 http://www.architecture.com/Explore/Buildings/CentrePompidou.aspx http://www.aviewoncities.com/paris/centrepompidou.htm

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M.5_COLOR & PSYCHOLOGY & PERCEPTION Film Analysis

ASSIGNMENT

Given a list of nine films, we were tasked with selecting a film for analysis. We were to select a representative scene from the film and create a color palette which would describe the use of color in the selected scene. A description of the colors and their purpose in the scene was to be written and explained.

CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PLOT MOOD ENVIRONMENT EXPERIENCE SYNCHRONIZATION “After watching the previews for all of the movies, I wasn’t immediately sold on Big Fish when I saw there was a circus involved. Throughout the movie, I had to keep reminding myself that the point of the assignment was to pay attention to the color and analyze its importance on the film. It was interesting to watch a movie with a different perspective in mind and gear the focus towards the color palette. I realized the importance of the color palette in the film and how it works to emphasize the plot and create a cohesive impact. “ SUAREZ

HIERARCHY SYMBOLISM “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops.” – Edward Bloom


‘BIG FISH‘ TIM BURTON

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FILM SYNOPSIS

As a boy, William enjoyed his father’s storytelling and listening to all COLOR PALETTE of the adventures his father had been on. However, now, as his father, Edward Bloom, dies of cancer, William only seeks to discover just how much truth their was in his father’s stories. William comBLUE-GREY CREME pares his father to an iceberg explaining that he has only ever seen RED the top 10% of him while the other 90% remains hidden. While the basis of the movie is about a son investigating his father’s elaborate tales, viewers enjoy the adventures and life journeys of Edward Bloom. The film has a series of time lapses between past and present, highlighting essential periods of Edward Bloom’s life. When the scene reflects a past event, we see Edward Bloom highlighted as the main character, not through only his character but, even in his attire. He is typically dressed in bolder colors while his environment, people included, are faded into the backdrop.

Above: Edward Bloom driving away after robbing a bank with an old friend. His car is the only dominant color in the scene. A bright red against a backdrop of whites, cremes, and light colors. SUAREZ

GREEN


SCENE ANALYSIS

COLOR PALETTE

RED Intensity Courage Passion Action

CREME Purity Well-Being Divinity Warmth

Scenes at Spectre

MINT Freshness Harmony Social Balance

BLUE Purity Peace Tranquility Kindness

When Edward Bloom leaves his hometown and is crossed between two paths. He decides to take the road less traveled where he soon finds himself in an undiscovered little town called Spectre, where he is greeted by overly friendly people who were already expecting him. The scene to the left shows Edward at a party in Spectre at the end of his first night. The dark night surrounds the town but small lights illuminate the area of activity, more so wherever Edward Bloom stands. The people in Spectre are all dressed in light colors and pastels. The MEN wear whites, cremes, and beiges while the WOMEN are set apart from the men in their pastel colored dresses; light pinks, mint green, and soft blues. Edward Bloom however, dressed in his red shirt and dark slacks, contrast the entire scene. Throughout the film, his importance is featured by the color he wears and the supporting colors which surround him.

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SCENE ANALYSIS Scenes at Circus

Although her lines in the film are few and she is but a supporting role for Edward Bloom, the longest story we hear Edward Bloom tell, is the one where he and Sandra Templeton fall in love. When he first sees her under the circus tent, he instantaneously falls in love with her. The scene freezes and as Edward Bloom walks over to the love of his life he says “They say when you meet the love of your life, time stops.� At which point we see the scene to the left. SANDRA TEMPLETON stands at the focal point of the camera in her light blue dress with her strawberry blonde hair. She is framed by a deep red curtain and people dressed in shades of brown and similar earth tones. Brown does not seek attention, it stays in the background, allowing other colors around it to shine. Red represents intensity and passion. Edward is so captivated by Sandra, and his feelings for her so intense, that when time stops, he is immediately drawn towards her. To highlight her importance in this pivotal moment, she is dressed in a light blue dress that seems to glow as the lights shine down on her illuminating her beauty. SUAREZ

COLOR PALETTE

RED Intensity Courage Passion Action

BROWN Natural Earth Security Balance

LIGHT BLUE Purity Peace Tranquility Kindness


SCENE ANALYSIS

Scenes at Auburn University

COLOR PALETTE

YELLOW Vitalizes Happiness Hope Optimism

DARK BLUE LIGHT BLUE Confidence Purity Calmness Peace Faith Tranquility Loyalty Kindness

After the moment under the circus tent, Edward Bloom makes it his ultimate goal to find Sandra and marry her. The ringleader promises to give Edward a piece of information about Sandra for every month that he works for him. Three years later, Edward finally gets enough information to find Sandra and declare his love her. At this point in time, Sandra is already engaged to be married. The scene to the left captures the moment right before Sandra’s fiancé confronts Edward. Sandra asked Edward not to hurt her fiancé and he promises her he would not. Moments later Sandra’s fiancé enters the scene and proceeds to give Edward the beating of a lifetime. Enveloped by the bright, strong yellow daffodils, Edward and Sandra stand dressed in blues. Edward, the leading roll in the film, is dressed in a dark blue suit. This dark blue represents his confidence, loyalty, and calmness. Indeed he is calm, as he does not take a single swing back towards the man pulverizing him. Sandra, in all her kindness, is dressed in a soft pastel blue. This represents both her purity and tranquility, as well her secondary lead roll in the film.

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M.6_COLOR & BALANCE CHAPTER 3 QUIZ

A general term used to describe the physical or perceptual state of equality or order of objects within a larger composition.

nother a e n o ues to eived” h c r t e n L p e “ r e s BA tionship of diff to be equal it ” rceived The rela e p “ s i ach when e ght. ei visual w

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COLOR INTENSITY:

Brightness or dullness created by adding a colors complement OR with the additon grey

RULE OF THUMB

A general rule of thumb, rooms can contain as little as color and should contain no more than colors.

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VISUAL WEIGHT: LIGHT COLORS: DARK COLORS: SUAREZ

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The perceived lightness or darkness of a color Appear to advance and are visually light Appear to recede and are visually heavier


M.7_COLOR & RHYTHM Color and pattern hold a delicate balance in the interior environment; too much pattern introduces too much rhythm and this can create an overwhelming experience.

CHAPTER 4 QUIZ

Placement of hues in rhythmic succession helps to unify pieces of visual information in space. WAYFINDING: Physical awareness of one’s place or orientation in a space.

COLOR THEORY


M.8_COLOR & EMPHASIS Retail Analysis

ASSIGNMENT

Locate, Experience, Document, and Understand the CONCEPT of EMPHASIS. In Module 8, we were asked to visit a signature boutique retail environment where we were to photograph and document contrasts of Hue, Value, Design Features, and Texture. Why are buyers drawn to the store? What’s the Focal Point? How do users move through the store? How is merchandise organized?

Targeting ages between 20 – 30 years old, Express is the must-have sexy, sophisticated fashion brand for work, the weekend, or going out. Express started in 1980 as an eight-store experimental division called Limited Express for what is now Limited Brands. The brand went from zero to a billion dollars in sales in ten years. In 2001, the Structure division of Limited Brands was folded into Express to create the powerful, dual gender brand that exists today. Today, Express has more than 600 stores across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, an on-line store at express.com, more than $1.8 billion in sales, and nothing but growth in front of us. SUAREZ


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Page 26. Module Intro & Retail Background Page 27. Table of Contents Page 28. Contrast of Hue Page 29. Contrast of Value Page 30. Design Features Page 31. Contrast of Textures Page 32. Focal Point Page 33. References

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Contrast of HUE

Express stores maintain a neutral “backdrop� through the store in an effort to showcase the clothing. Floors ceilings, and walls do not stray far from the whites, beiges, and cremes. Where you will find a contrast in hue is in the displays and organization of clothing. On both the racks and shelves, clothing items are arranged by style; and within every style, the clothing is organized by color. Regardless of season, Express maintains this sense of organizing their clothing in an effort to guide buyers through the store making it easy for them to find what they are looking for. SUAREZ


Contrast of VALUE

While the clothing is displayed on steel racks and white and wood shelves; this neutral color palette only serves to present the merchandise. The steel highlights what is being displayed, while the wood presents it, and the white enhances the two in a complimentary manner. You can see how, even when the clothing selection ranges from black to white, the contrast in hues maintains a balance such that the retail store does not take away from that which should be holding your attention. COLOR + EMPHASIS _ RETAIL


DESIGN FEATURES

All clothing on display is organized by color with corresponding accessories nearby, that would complement the merchandise.

Photos of models wearing the clothing on display, are placed above the select style to help guide and emphasize complimentary clothing choices.

Steel racks & shelves are organized throughout the store to showcase merchandise. Typical items that would be bought together, are placed within close proximity.

Female jeans (left) are folded on the rack while Men jeans not as high in demand are displayed on hangers across the female section.

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Contrast of TEXTURE Linear Lighting 12 x 12 Tile Floor Wood Accents Steel Accessories

While the majority of the store features white elements, there are five other main design elements. All clothing items are displayed on steel racks and shelves or white shelves. The steel you see does not have a polished finish, but rather it has a rough sanded texture to dull the brightness. Along some of the white walls where steel shelves are installed, you will find a wood trim highlighting/framing niches and doorways. The cashiers desk features the same wood style. The floor is 12x12 tile while the ceiling is a continuous piece of white with track lights all down the store and aisles. A continuous asymmetrical balance is found throughout the entire store, emphasizing the space as a whole. COLOR + EMPHASIS _ RETAIL


FOCAL POINT

Upon entering the store, where you are surrounded by a calm and natural environment, you find a deep bright red accent wall at the very end of the store. This vibrant pop of color serves to ass life to the entire store. It is such a strong gesture that it keeps you from drowning out in the rest of the space. Even when you aren’t facing the wall directly, you can see the powerful red in your peripheral vision. It is the most notable design aspect within this given space. It keeps the white floors, walls, and ceiling from being to bright. It’s weight in color is equal the rest of the space. SUAREZ


REFERENCES

http://www.express.com/

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M.9_COLOR & PROPORTION & SCALE CHAPTER 6 QUIZ

We use our bodies to make comparisons between various elements and physical activities. Our world is designed and proportioned to accommodate the size and shape of our bodies. It’s all about us. An intensely bright color will dominate an interior, therefore, it is advantageous to use these hues for smaller areas of the interior.

M.9_COLOR & UNITY & HARMONY CHAPTER 7 QUIZ

LE MODULAR: Based on human proportions where the various points of the human body generate the system. GOLDEN SECTION: The ratio between the smaller and larger parts is the same as the ratio of the larger part to the whole. FIBONACCI SEQUENCE: A sequence of numbers where each successive number is the sum of the two previous numbers. COLOR THEORY


M.10_COLOR & VARIETY Hospitality Analysis

ASSIGNMENT

Given a list of nine films, we were tasked with selecting a film for analysis. We were to select a representative scene from the film and create a color palette which would describe the use of color in the selected scene. A description of the colors and their purpose in the scene was to be written and explained.

PROJECT: DESIGNER: LOCATION:

1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH MEYER DAVIS MIAMI BEACH, FL

HOTEL BACKGROUND

Inspired by breach front and historic remnants of Miami, sustainable and low impact materials we used to reform and transform the existing conditions. Peaceful energies and tranquility were the ultimate goal. It’s as though the hotel is a huge indoor, upscale, maintained jungle. SUAREZ

VARIETY is a principle of design that is concerned with the combination of one or more color elements that use line, shape, texture, and/or pattern to create diversity and contrast in an interior space.


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DISCUSSION LINE Lines go from ceiling to floor and then translate from the vertical plane to the horizontal. Wood strips accentuate the walls and the transition to the wider planks on the floor plates. The vertical wood members ranges from thicker to thinner, adding energy and variety to the interior.

DETAILS

LOBBY ANALYSIS

Spatial quality, experience, and approach to color were observed for this analysis

SHAPE Linearity is found throughout the lobby as squares and rectangles LINE are found from wall units and niches, to blocked out seating and elevated lounge spaces.

SHAPE

TEXTURE 1 Hotel was designed to work as natures does, and with the natural environment it is enveloped by. You find tree trunks and branches supports chairs and tables, and wood palettes were designed for the coffee tables and benches. PATTERN TEXTURE PATTERN The wood planks frames the seating spaces and dining areas. The same hanging lights are found in each space creating a continuous COLOR PALETTE_NEUTRALS movement with this pattern. The column grid works in the same way to create this linear movement through th lobby. Pops of landscape have been brought to the interior and are found where seating areas are divided. BEIGE CREME LIGHT WOODDARK WOOD COLOR + VARIETY_ HOSPITALITY


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DISCUSSION LINE Strong, but warm and welcoming, lines are found along the ceiling grid and in the wood planks on the floors. This use of line is found in many other areas in the 1 Hotel. SHAPE Linear elements are found from the exterior to the lobby and through the residential units. Thick lumber ceiling grids delineate micro and macros spaces, carrying colors and design elements throught the space in cohesive gestures.

DETAILS

RESIDENTIAL ANALYSIS

Spatial quality, experience, and approach to color were observed for this analysis

LINE

SHAPE

TEXTURE 1 Hotel is a sustainable building comprised of various recycled materials. You find countless wood textures, nature scape elements, and shading devices that you find in your daily outdoor endeavors. Seating areas have soft fabrics counterbalance by rough tables and complimentary furnishings. PATTERN TEXTURE PATTERN To create a sense of symmetry & balance, decor items such at the books and vases in the wall units, create a pattern within the openCOLOR PALETTE_NEUTRALS ings. They are different shapes and sizes, but are similar to one another in appearance. Design elements repeat from space to space within connecting rooms as well as other areas of the 1 Hotel. The texture seen in the BEIGE CREME BROWN DARK WOOD detail called out to the , is also seen on the terraces near the bars COLOR + VARIETY_ HOSPITALITY to shade users.


M.11_COLOR & CULTURE Culture Analysis ASSIGNMENT

“Research and Analyze color use in two different cultures, yours and one you find interesting.” Module 11 involves describing the use of color, source, and history. Is there history behind the color usage? What are the color palettes? How are they used?

EXPERIENCE

Culture is forever changing. News things are brought in and some old traditions are left behind. Some traditions however, endure and continue to be celebrated. New generations bring about new “norms“ and people continue to adapt and evolve and THAT is what’s fundamental.

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SOUTH FLORIDA While I have ethnic roots and was raised by my Cuban family with Cuban traditions, morals, superstitions, and family

values, I grew up in South Florida, living and experiencing the South Florida Culture. Now, South Florida is somewhat of a melting pot, being diverse in culture, tradition, and individuality. We have one season, Summer, all year long with stronger breezes in the Winter time and a random few days where temperatures drop 60 in the mornings and locals are walking around in fur coats only to melt by noon when the Sunshine State decides to reach 90 for the lunch hour. Being a mash up of cultures, our color palette ranges from those you would find in Cuba, Mexico, the Midwest, Europe, and many more. We have the “hipsters” and “gypsies” in their earth tones with pops of brighter colors, not even really knowing much of anything about the culture they’re representing. We have the “country” people in their leather boots and plaid shirts and the “beach bums” with their beautiful tans, fluorescent board shorts and tiny bikinis. Jeans are worn whether it’s 105 or 60. We wear sandals in the Winter time and we wear boots with our shorts, some might think we’re weather confused, but welcome to the South Florida culture & customs. The closer you go to the beaches, you find yourself surrounded by Mediterranean Architecture where buildings are the same color as the fruit you eat and were it not for their close proximity to the beach and tourist attractive atmosphere, they’d be almost too obnoxious to bear. Christmas is on the water with your boat covered in Christmas lights, wearing reads, greens, and golds . The Fourth of July is celebrated by the water, or from the top of a nearby parking garage, with fireworks over the inter-coastal, with as much red, white, and blue decorating your body. In all its glory, heat, and sometimes tackiness, South Florida is beautiful; yoga paddle boarding and all.

COLOR PALETTES DAILY ATTIRE

FOURTH OF JULY

CHRISTMAS

ST. PATRICK’S DAY

HALLOWEEN

NEW YEARS

WEDDINGS

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BAHAMAS The Bahamas, almost as much a tourist attraction as Florida, is more vibrant in its cultural color palette. Traditional

pastel hues of Bahamian clapboard houses are seen throughout towns. Rustic cottages on stilts still have pitched roofs, shading and cooling elements, and historical local Architecture keeps maintained. Caribbean and Mediterranean colors adorn homes, markets, and restaurants. Clothing in the Bahamas is generally light, loose-fitting, and brightly colored. As an island chain with a relatively short history, there is not much as far as traditional of historic clothing. What we see today is similar to what has been worn for much of the past century or two. Women generally wear sun dresses made from lightweight materials and every bright color one can think of in multiple patterns and styles. Men, on the other hand, wear simple loose-fitting shirts and pants or shorts, which can also be colorful, but tend to be toned down a bit from the clothing of the women. Their most colorful scheme is seen in observance of Junkanoo, a weeklong parade celebrating the New Year, you will see locals marching along the streets in loud, proud, bold colors. Legend has it that the slaves decorated themselves using whatever scrap materials were available; paper and feathers were easy to obtain and sewn onto their clothes with flour paste used to paint their faces. So it is not so much that the colors were always intended for a tradition, but rather, the Bahamians made use of what they had long ago, and have adapted it over time. Apart from the Caribbean colors, a large part of what we find in the Bahamian culture is their love of crafts which range from woodcarving and basketry to quilting and shell work. Straw handicrafts are produced on the family islands and are especially distinctive.

COLOR PALETTES DAILY ATTIRE

INDEPENDENCE DAY

JUNKANOO

ARCHITECTURE

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CONCLUSION Entering my final year in the Masters of Architecture program at FIU, my Summer 2015 course load was extreme-

ly demanding. The week of Studio midterms, I started receiving emails and notifications about the Color Theory that was starting. We had our first Module due the day of Midterm pin-ups. From that point on, there were weekly projects and quizzes due for Darci Pappano’s Color Theory course. Each project was different and posed students with the challenge of analyzing color in different aspects of life and experience. From film and hospitality to retail stores and culture. It was a compilation of scenarios and environment where color was always seen, maybe noticed, but never really analyzed. Now, as I walk through spaces and find myself putting colors together, I reflect on the science behind it. This course has widened my perspective and appreciation for color. Uses of color that I never payed any attention to, now make sense. Colors don’t just fall in to place, they are put into place with a great deal of thought. I feel that this class will help me in these upcoming semesters as I work on other projects, develop my portfolio, and works on my thesis for graduation.

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MAIN SITE: COLOR THEORY PAGE:

https://yanelle.wordpress.com/ https://yanelle.wordpress.com/color-theory/

YANELLE SUAREZ SUMMER 2015 PROF. DARCI PAPPANO

COLOR THEORY

Suarez, Yanelle_Color Theory  

Summer 2015 Florida International University

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