Color. Color Space City.

October 26, 2010 at 9:48 pm Leave a comment

Re-blogged from anArchitecture.
Written by Christoph Wassmann.
Originally posted October 25, 2010.


Epochenfächer – by Haus der Farben

“The Swiss “Haus der Farbe” developed, in 2005, the color atlas “Farbraum Stadt” of Zurich (color-space-city), a research project supported by the Minister of Regional Planning. It is a comprehensive compendium and analysis of urban color spaces of Zurich. The work consists of a map with 96 color portraits, the book, and the epoch color-guide (Epochenfächer). It guides the reader through the color history of Zurich from 1900 to 2010 – it is the color portrait of Zurich. Shouldn’t every city have a color-guide?”


color portrait of Augustinergasse, Zurich

>> October 26’s daily design idea is forget vodka, how would you represent your city through color?

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