Chicago architects have turned their attention to the “architecture of color,” as they are now calling it, with the publication of a “color-based” architectural drafting book.
The new “Architecture Drafts Color” series of “color maps” by architects and consultants, created for the Architectural Shingle Center for the Visual Arts in Chicago, is part of the ongoing process of designing the “modern” architectural environment in the city, and includes a wide range of color-based architectural drafting tools.
The book, published by the architects at the Shingle center, contains over 400 color-coded drawings, maps and drawings.
The project was funded by the Chicago Architecture Center (CAC), a non-profit organization which promotes the architectural design and development of the city.
“Color is an important element in a vibrant, vibrant urban environment,” said lead author of the book, Paul Schmitt.
“This book will help designers and architects in Chicago understand how to integrate color into their designs and to create a more vibrant urban experience.”
Schmitt, a graduate of the Architecture Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, says the book aims to help architects in the process of drafting their new architectural projects understand their current needs, and the needs of the client.
“The design process has become more complex and complicated over the last 50 years,” Schmitt explained.
“Architetti is not just an architectural book; we are also trying to provide a guide for the future of the design industry.”
The book focuses on the history of the drafting process, and offers insight into the current challenges facing the profession, and how to create more accessible drafting tools for the design process.
“We are all familiar with the work of [Architecto] Giacomo Cagla and his color maps,” Schrits said.
“But these color maps show the process in a new way.
Instead of the standard gray-scale map that we have all grown accustomed to, the color maps are actually colorful, and can be used to help designers to create vibrant, engaging designs.”
The project also includes a “cascade of color” diagram of a map.
“One of the great things about this book is that it gives a real perspective on how color influences the design,” Schimpson said.
The color maps were created using the “Architizer” software, a color-analyzing tool which has already been used in the drafting of “the city” by the New York City Department of Design, which uses the same tool to color-select a city from a large database.
The software can be downloaded free from the “Open Source Architecture” site at www.architizer.org, and is a great tool for helping architects to create color maps, Schmitt said.
Schmitt and his team spent two years developing the book and published it in February.
The “color map” is made up of a series of color symbols that can be placed on the surface of a sheet of paper, or printed onto the map itself.
The colors can be represented by circles, rectangles, squares, or other shapes, and they can be combined to create various color patterns.
“As you can see in the book,” Schismith said, “there are lots of colors on the map.”
The first edition of the color map, released in July, features over 400 colored symbols.
“I love the idea of creating a color map,” Schimmetts said.
As designers begin to draft their projects, the book provides guidance and tips on the right tool to use to help create a cohesive and dynamic architectural environment.
“It is a wonderful book for both designers and developers, as they will now have the opportunity to use this color map in their drafting,” Schipps said, noting that the book can also be used by architects who have not yet started their work on their projects.
The Color Map project is part and parcel of the “designer” initiative started by the city of Chicago, which is working to ensure that its urban landscape is both beautiful and livable.
The city also launched a website in August, which allows the public to post their projects to the website and submit them to the Chicago Design Review Board for evaluation.
“These maps can help to give designers a better sense of the current architecture around them,” said the Chicago City Council President Anthony Beale.
“They are a great resource for anyone involved in the design of an area or city.”
The “Architektura” program is a project of the CAC that supports a broad range of architecture and design services to the city and surrounding communities, as well as the wider architectural community.
The Chicago Design Council, which represents the architects, is responsible for funding and supporting the project, and will be voting on the next phase of the project in the coming months.
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