"Beauty is a fact, and it can change with time. Something ugly in the morning can become beautiful in the evening."
-- Will Alsop (source)
Putting Colors Together: An Interview with Will Alsop
For Alsop, it is the act of painting, the state of losing control - its imprecision and intuitiveness - that best define his initial vague intentions - and what ultimately brings him close to the mystery of inventing new architecture.
By Vladimir Belogolovsky
November 30, 2010
Peckham Library, London (2000), by Will Alsop for Alsop Architects (Photo source: ArchNews.com
Color plays a significant role in perceiving architecture as a whole. The effect that buildings produce on us results from the interaction of all of the senses, and the influence of color cannot be considered a mere decorative addition to an architectural work. It was Theo Van Doesburg, the Dutch painter and one of the inventors of neoplasticism, who said: “Color makes visible the spatial effect towards which architecture tends...Color is an expressive material equivalent to other materials like stone, iron, or glass.” One of the most vivid contemporary champions of the use of bold colors in architecture is British architect and artist Will Alsop. He recently invited me to his London studio, where we talked about the role of color in his work.
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