The Application of Colour in Architecture

The Application of Colour in Architecture
Colour has always played a large role in human society and in the spaces we live and interact. We are constantly absorbing environments and their colours, and our brains process these colours as messages, drawing conclusions and setting expectations, however objective or subjective. When colour is used in architecture and interior design, it means much more than a simple aesthetic choice. In this context, the seminar aims to highlight the role that colour plays in architecture through a historical approach of the phenomenon of colour application, as well as assisting in the practical application of colour in architecture.

The Application of Colour in Architecture

2 Formal CPD Points

Available on demand

Overview

Colour has always played a large role in human society and in the spaces we live and interact. We are constantly absorbing environments and their colours, and our brains process these colours as messages, drawing conclusions and setting expectations, however objective or subjective. When colour is used in architecture and interior design, it means much more than a simple aesthetic choice.

In this context, the seminar aims to highlight the role that colour plays in architecture through a historical approach of the phenomenon of colour application, as well as assisting in the practical application of colour in architecture.

CPD

This presentation is equivalent to 2 hours/points of formal CPD and will deliver outcomes related to the following Competency/s from the National Standard of Competency for Architects:

2015 Competencies

Design: Conceptual Design
3.1 Design response integrates the objectives of brief, user intent and built purpose.
3.2 Application of creative imagination, aesthetic judgement and critical evaluation in formulating design options.

Design: Schematic Design
4.4 Inclusion of expertise of relevant specialists and consultants in developing the project design.
4.6 Investigation and integration of appropriate material selection for the project design.

2021 Competencies

Project Initiation and Conceptual Design
PC 18 Be able to apply creative imagination, design precedents, research, emergent knowledge and critical evaluation in formulating and refining concept design options, including the exploration of three dimensional form and spatial quality. 

Detailed Design and Construction Documentation
PC 36 Be able to apply creative imagination, design precedents, emergent knowledge, critical evaluation and continued engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples to produce a coherent project design. This should be resolved in terms of supporting health and wellbeing outcomes for Country, site planning, formal composition, spatial planning and circulation as appropriate to the project brief and all other factors affecting the project. 
PC 39 Be able to integrate the material selection, structural and construction systems established in the conceptual design into the detailed design and documentation. 
PC 41 Be able to coordinate and integrate input from specialists and consultants into the detailed design and documentation. 
PC 45 Be able to nominate and integrate quality and performance standards with regard to selected materials, finishes, fittings, components and systems, considering the impact on Country and the environment, and the whole life carbon impact of the project. This includes integrating life cycle assessments and other expertise and advice from consultants. 

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this session participants should be able to:

  • Describe the contextual use of colour in architecture from a historical perspective;
  • Engage in discussion around the application of colour in the built environment;
  • Undertake a simple colour analysis in a built environment context;
  • Apply colour in an informed way in built environment projects;
  • Explain to their clients the documented benefits of colour application in space.


Speaker

    MARISHA MCAULIFE

    Academic and Lecturer, School of Design, Queensland University of Technology 

    Dr Marisha McAuliffe is a full-time academic at Queensland University of Technology (AU) and sessional Course Director at University of Cambridge’s (UK) Institute of Continuing Education. Educated in interior architecture and holding a PhD in design thinking and cognitive science, she specialises in colour theory and application in the built environment.

     

Price

     

    Member

    $99.00

    Non Member

    $149.00

    SONA Member

    $39.00

 

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Where
AUSTRALIA
 

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