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Colortecture

Chromatic building exteriors give city skylines playful twist

Implications - Architects are having more fun when it comes to building facades, and one way they are doing so is by creating colorful and vibrant exteriors that give city skylines a playful, whimsical and lighthearted touch. These colorful building exteriors eschew the classic black, white and grey -- or blue glass -- aesthetic, capturing the attention of urban dwellers and steering architecture in a fun and fresh direction.
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Featured Examples

Candy-Colored Schools
Candy-Colored Schools
The Chalmers Campus Lindholmen Makes Learning Fun
The Chalmers Campus Lindholmen is a candy-colored university building that features dynamic geometries and angular construction. The stunning structure pays homage to the Italian Renaissance taking... MORE
Chromatic Chasm Architecture
Chromatic Chasm Architecture
This Istanbul Disaster Prevention Center Has a Vibrant Volcanic Form
Despite, and in some ways because of, the human contribution to global warming, the Earth exerts an incredible power over people's comfortable living conditions, engendering a need for institutions like… MORE
Prickly Hot-Spots
Prickly Hot-Spots
The Bluetube Bar by Dose is Made From Recycled Materials
The Bluetube Bar by Dose is a temporary structure constructed from simple low cost materials. The Portuguese studio of recent architecture graduates focuses on simple construction techniques to design… MORE
Distorted Geometric Buildings
Distorted Geometric Buildings
Lil/Euralille Youth Centre by JDS Architects is an Urban Catalyst
The Lil/Euralille Youth Centre by JDS Architects is the winner of a design contest for the building of a new youth center in Lille, France. JDS Architects' design features an incredible distorted, contorted… MORE
Colorful Cartoonish Structures
Colorful Cartoonish Structures
The Comic and Animation Museum Embraces Modernity and Tradition
What could be more appropriate for a Comic and Animation Museum than creating a structure that is cute, colorful and cartoonish, just like the characters and worlds that are being showcased in this cultural… MORE
Brightly Hued Sushi Bars
Brightly Hued Sushi Bars
The Tori Tori Restaurant is Comfy and Classy
If you have ever wanted to visit one of the best Japanese restaurants in Mexico City, then the Tori Tori Restaurant by Rojkind Arquitectos & Esrawe Studio is the place to be. The restaurant... MORE
Flag-Covered Backpacker Abodes
Flag-Covered Backpacker Abodes
The B1 Hostel Makes Backpackers from All Over Feel at Home
No matter where you are from or where you're traveling to, Nikita Barinov's B1 Hostel is sure to make you feel like you're at home. Barinov has designed the B1 Hostel for the city of Barcelona, Spain.… MORE
Vibrant Public Amphitheatres
Vibrant Public Amphitheatres
The Red Stair Boasts a Backlight to Draw Eyes Even At Night
The Red Stair public amphitheater will definitely draw a crowd every time there is a performance and even when there isn’t one. Not only does it look inviting to rest on, its bright crimson color will… MORE

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