Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Color Study : How the environment is affected?

According to Steen Rasmussen with color in architecture and Light revealing experience, light affects the environment in many ways. We may not even notice or pay attention to certain things but Architecture is significant in many different ways. For example, in the reading Rasmussen talks about he temples and how throughout the years the natural materials used begin to loose their color. We appreciate the architecture for its significance and its look. Its different with a painting, it requires color, without color, it just becomes boring. A room, when darker becomes cozier and more comfortable, however, we can argue that a room that is bright also creates comfort but is more bright and open. A room that allows light influences different moods. Now if we combine both readings. What I realized was important to me was to create an environment that I have previously experienced and has made me feel a certain way. Every year, when moving out of the place I’ve been living at, I try to imitate that same feeling in the next room. In light revealing Experience, it speaks about us as designers creating a certain light effect that has affected us in the past. This is true. We many times will create a space that has impacted us greatly and that we would like to have part in our current design.

However, I think it is important to look at places genius loci. This is by looking at the “spirit of the place” and making the light emphasis what the overall experience is. I think it is important to look at all the surrounding elements, such as window or places where light is allowed, to then be able to manipulate and restrict the light that we want coming in through the space. Overall, light and color are all very important when it comes to design. When you are focusing on putting a particular color on a plain, or textured surface, you always have to consider the light. This is because light will always change the appearance of a space or surface. Through the passing of time, it may loose its color and have a completely different meaning.

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