Saturday, 26 November 2016

Saturated Space VIII: Johanna Grawunder

Johanna Grawunder, an artist, architect and designer, takes us through her body of work, and shares a highly singular, sophisticated, and fun relationship with colour, materiality and light.

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Friday, 25 November 2016

Saturated Space VIII: Eric Parry

Eric Parry takes us through his interest in craft and polychromy, telling the story of his collaboration with artist Richard Deacon on the ceramic facade of One Eagle Place, Piccadilly.

Saturated Space VIII: Eric Parry from Saturated Space on Vimeo.

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Saturated Space VIII: Nicholas Fox Weber

Nicholas Fox Weber discusses the relationships that Joseph and Anni Albers had with colour and Architecture, at Saturated Space VIII, an event at the Architectural Association on the 11th November 2016

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Saturated Space VIII: Fiona McLachlan

Mc Lachlan's talk during Saturated Space VIII that we held at the Architectural Association on the 11th November 2016. She reveals colour strategies in architecture that were unearthed and explored in the research for "Colour Strategies in Architecture", which Fiona wrote with co-authors from the Haus der Farbe, Zurich, as well as in the exhibition of the same name at the Architectural Association.

Saturated Space VIII: Fiona McLachlan from Saturated Space on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A Fleeting Glimpse of Heaven


Exclusively for Saturated Space Eleanor Jolliffe unearths the shimmering delights of the material, technical, historical, and experiential story of Byzantine architectural mosaics.

"The golden mosaics of Byzantine churches hold a particular allure to tourist and pilgrim alike. These timeless representations of the divine have fascinated viewers for centuries. This paper considers the manufacture, use and experience of the glass tiles, or tesserae, used in these mosaics- specifically gold tesserae.
Gold tesserae were used in ecclesiastical mosaics specifically as a representation of divine light, and, in collaboration with architectural form and curated lighting were crafted to inspire spiritual experiences. A modern viewing of these mosaics is vastly different to a Byzantine viewing and this paper also explores these differences, and the question of whether tesserae can still hold the same meaning and significance in the present day."


Friday, 29 July 2016

Autospectroscopy

^VW Polo Mark III Harlequin, 1995


There is shiny colour all around us, lining our streets. Cars are a cross between clothes and buildings - you wear them as much as inhabit them - and they make a permanent urban fashion parade. Exclusively for Saturated Space Hugh Pearman, editor of the RIBA Journal, discusses automobile colour as a vehicle of memory and association.


Monday, 28 March 2016

In the Light of a Clear Blue Wall


Exclusively for Saturated Space, Neil Stephen Flannagan tells the story of colour in the spaces of Gallaudet University for the deaf and hard of hearing.


"A dull shade of blue is spreading on the walls of Gallaudet University. It’s not an official color, but rather a practical accommodation for its students, who are overwhelmingly Deaf and so primarily communicate in sign language. This blue provides a comfortable, clear background to read the hands and faces used to converse. The factors that make blue special connect race, digital media, and the peculiar rarity of the color in the human environment. What it implies is a clear functional role for coloration and a reminder that to be “human-centered,” design must grapple with troublesome issues of identity and history."