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Playful Color-Pop Building Facades

Diamond Schmitt Architects Boasts a Canvas-Inspired Building

— May 16, 2018 — Art & Design
When it comes to first impressions, building facades are extremely important. Tasked with creating a new home for the Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Downtown Vancouver, Canadian studio Diamond Schmitt Architects embraced a cheerful and chromatic design. Informed by the purpose of the establishment -- to provide high-level education in the field of art and design, the Canadian practice creates an exterior that builds on the notion of a blank canvas with occasional and playful pops of color that break up the monochromatic ambiance of the wall.

As building facades communicate the attitude and the functional direction of the institutions or people they house, so does the new building for the Emily Carr University.

Photo Credits: Ema Peter and Tom Arban
Trend Themes
1. Colorful Building Facades - The use of playful and chromatic designs for building facades creates a unique visual impression and also serves as a marketing tool for institutions.
2. Canvas-inspired Design - Building facades that evoke the effect of a blank canvas can be a new trend for architectural designs and add an artistic dimension to structures.
3. Monochromatic-ambiance Breakers - Playful pops of color can be used as an opportunity to break the monotony of monochromatic wall designs and create a more lively atmosphere in buildings.
Industry Implications
1. Architecture - Architects can use playful and chromatic designs and canvas-inspired designs to create unique and visually compelling structures for their clients.
2. Real Estate - The use of colorful building facades can be a marketing tool for real estate agents and developers in promoting their properties as unique and artistic.
3. Education - Institutions like schools and universities can incorporate playful pops of color in their building facades as a way to attract more students and convey their creativity and innovation.
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